Two new directors appointed in business operations

by Dennis Brown

Daniel E. Skendzel has been promoted to director of administrative services and Gary M. Woods has been appointed director of asset management at the University of Notre Dame, according to James J. Lyphout, vice president for business operations.p. Skendzel will oversee the University’s telecommunications department, transportation services, aviation department, mail services, the office of risk management and safety, its Land O’ Lakes property, budget analysis of business operation units, special projects, and the operation of campuses in London, Washington, D.C., and Dublin, Ireland.p. Woods will have direct responsibility for real estate acquisition, management of donated real estate, rental property management, and Northeast Neighborhood redevelopment.p. A member of the business operations division since last June, Skendzel previously worked as a project manager for Dynamis Solutions, a technology consulting firm headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., where he handled a wide range of client responsibilities involving e-commerce and business process solutions. He was a plant accounting manager for Procter and Gamble in Green Bay, Wis., from 1998-2000.p. Skendzel earned his bachelor’s degree in American studies from Notre Dame in 1991 and his master’s of business administration degree from the University in 1998. While pursuing his MBA, he served as a part-time intern in the Notre Dame athletic department’s business office.p. Skendzel served as vice president of the Notre Dame Club of Green Bay/Fox Valley and as a coordinator of the recent restoration project for the memorial to legendary Notre Dame football player George Gipp in Laurium, Mich.p. Woods earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Notre Dame in 1977 and his master’s of business administration degree from the University of Dallas in 1983. He returned to the University after serving for the past 11 years in senior management positions with four Dallas-based real estate, banking and financial products firms ? The Beck Group, Lone Star Funds, L.J. Melody&Company, and GE Capital Commercial Real Estate.p. Woods was vice president of Cigna Investments, Inc. in Bloomfield, Conn., from 1987-91, reviewing, underwriting and gaining approval of commercial real estate loan and equity transactions in major real estate markets. He also served as a vice president for the national real estate syndication firm I.R.E. Financial Corp. in Coral Gables, Fla., and for the regional real estate ownership and brokerage firm Preston Financial Corp. in Houston and Dallas. Both appointments are effective immediately.

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