Executive Leadership

Haywood Talcove
Haywood Talcove

Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis Special Services and LexisNexis Risk Solutions Government

Haywood "Woody" Talcove is the chief executive officer of the Government business of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. In this capacity, he oversees strategic business activities concerning all customer operations, sales, marketing, communications, consulting, corporate development, and ecosystem activities. He also serves as the chief executive officer of LexisNexis Special Services Inc., a separate subsidiary.

During Woody’s 12-year tenure with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, he has transformed the government business from location services to one focused on identity to prevent fraud and allow citizens faster access to services, maintain program integrity, reduce risk and fight crime. His open-minded approach to problem-solving, listening to customer needs, and serving more than 6,000 federal, state, and local agencies have enabled the business to create new markets with data, analytics, and technology that consistently drive growth in revenue and keep our communities and children safe.

Woody earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration from the University of Maine. He also attended Executive Education Programs in Leadership and Strategy from Harvard and Wharton.

A passionate advocate for children, Woody served on the Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for 12 years until 2020 and the DEA Educational Foundation since 2019. He also serves on the University of Maine Board of Visitors.  He is based in Washington, D.C.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a brand within the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group portfolio, a part of RELX.