Emerald Communities Promotes Michelle Wood to Vice President of Operations

by Jeff Shaw

REDMOND, Wash. — Emerald Communities, the Redmond-based nonprofit operator of Emerald Heights and Heron’s Key, has promoted Michelle Wood from corporate controller to vice president of operations.

Wood will provide leadership, strategic and daily operational support to the executive directors at Emerald Heights and Heron’s Key. Wood will ensure proper management, planning, organization evaluation and control in all operating departments for each community. She will also oversee Emerald Communities’ director of food and beverage services and serve as Emerald Communities’ corporate risk and compliance officer.

With the promotion of Wood, the Emerald Communities executive leadership team is now comprised entirely of women.

Wood joined the Emerald Communities leadership team in 2013 as the corporate controller. In 2020, her role expanded to oversee accounting and information systems.

Wood earned bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seattle University, where she is now pursuing an MBA.

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