Lev Wood retires from MS2
Lev Wood, one of the longest serving staff members at MS2, is retiring from the firm effective May 1, 2020. He will be replaced as Director of Business Development by Kimberly McDonald Baker.
Lev was known to his clients as the organizer of MS2’s productive bi-annual DOT User Conferences and social events including the firm’s NaTMEC client dinner receptions. Over his 16-years of service, Lev attended popular industry trade shows where he introduced many agencies to MS2’s suite of transportation data management software modules. As a result, he was involved in establishing relationships with many of the firm’s new DOT, MPO, county and city clients.
Lev became an original shareholder in the firm in 2015 when MS2 was spun off from Midwestern Consulting in Ann Arbor. While his passion was meeting and obtaining new clients for the firm, Lev’s most valuable achievement was establishing a critical long-term relationship with the University of Michigan’s Engineering Career Resource Center. Through this group, he assisted with the recruiting of graduating University of Michigan students who to this day continue to add value to MS2’s clients as software developers.
Lev will stay busy during his retirement. He and his wife Lynn have four grandchildren “that need to be spoiled,” he said. “And I’m looking forward to re-living the wonders of Charlotte’s Web and Winnie the Pooh, and searching for the elusive Waldo.” A life-long angler and hiker, Lev plans on spending more time in rivers and in the woods during his retirement years.
Lev is currently serving a third-term as a member of the City Council of the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. He will continue to serve on the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Executive Committee and as a member of its Transportation Coordinating Council.