Andrew E. Woodard – President, Chairman & CEO
Elliott Oil Company
Born and raised in Ottumwa, Andrew returned to his hometown in May 2010 after finishing his degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management & Finance from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Growing up around the family business and tagging along with the maintenance guys at a young age, Andrew waited to join Elliott Oil and didn’t begin working for his father until after his sophomore year of college. During high school and college he gained working experience while working for a construction company, mechanical company & an event center on their maintenance and security crew. Andrew attributes the knowledge and work ethic he gained from his previous working experiences, along with the leadership roles and success both in the classroom and in athletics during his life as one of the most valuable key building blocks to his leadership and role as a business owner today.
Once moving back to Ottumwa in 2010 and after working in Elliott Oil’s convenience stores during college learning their operations from the daily “customer to clerk interaction,” he quickly joined Elliott Oil’s management team and transitioned into a leadership role as the General Manager. In 2014, he became Vice President of Elliott Oil and that same year he also started a new Wholesale Fuel Distribution division within Elliott Oil which now wholesales gasoline and diesel fuel across the Midwest in six states.
Now in 2023, serving as the company’s President, Chairman & CEO, Andrew focuses on managing Elliott Oil’s fuel distribution network across all segments of their business. He also overseas their direct retail, fuel transportation and tank wagon & lubricant divisions. He believes some of the most important leadership practices in today’s business world that should be lived out daily are creating a company culture with solid core values, leading by example for your peers and building a strong leadership team that fits your company’s culture.
In addition, Andrew serves on the Executive National Leadership Board for BPAMA. He currently also serves as the President of the Wapello County Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Board of Trustees for FUELIowa’s Health Benefit Group, serves on South Ottumwa Savings Bank’s Board of Directors and has previously served as the President of the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce. Andrew and his wife coach girl’s youth softball in Ottumwa. Their family and children also compete and are very involved in the Iowa High School and Youth Rodeo Associations. Outside of the office aside from his family, you’ll find Andrew in the gym each morning as he strongly believes fitness and both physical and mental health play a big role in not just your job, but for your family and life in general.
Andrew and his wife Stacey, both Ottumwa natives, have two daughters, Augusta (16) and Adaline (7) and a son, Acre (4).