Rod is co-founder and serves as President. He is a native of Hattiesburg and educated through the Hattiesburg Public School District. He furthered his education at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. In 1976 he joined the United States Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant E-5. He became the owner of R & D Contracting, Inc., and has served the residents of south Mississippi for the past 30 years.
Roderick Woullard was elected to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors in 2001. He presently serves as Vice President of the Board of Supervisors. In 2006, Roderick Woullard was cofounder of a nonprofit vocational and academic school for students who had previously dropped out of traditional schools (drop out recovery). As a visionary, he established The First Tee of The Pine Belt, a youth development organization that uses golf as the vehicle to teach core values and healthy habits. He also established The House of Sankofa, a community outreach program for youth in the Palmers Crossing area that teaches youth to use their past to guide them into their future.
Supervisor Woullard continued service to his community is endless: he actively participates in the senior citizens feeding program, he provides a facility and staff for after school tutoring, and he is an avid supporter of public schools and continuing education and a “Drum Major” for Excellency in literacy.
His Christian experience has anchored him in the church that his grand-father, his father and now his brother pastors and has been a member of since 1969.