Joel Wood

SVP, Government Affairs, The Council

Joel Wood provides Capitol Hill commentary in the Leader's Edge political column. Wood, recognized by The Hill as one of the top 34 trade lobbyists in Washington, has more than 25 years of experience on Capitol Hill. He has served as senior vice president of government affairs and chief administrator of The Council's political action committee since 1993 and previously spent four years as assistant vice president for government affairs for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. He also worked six years as press secretary and legislative director for Rep. Don Sundquist, R-Tenn. Wood and his wife Dana are the founders of the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501c3 organization to speed a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world’s most lethal childhood genetic disease. 

  • Under the Dome


    In today’s hard-edged partisan congressional culture, it’s nice to see some surplus thought going into insurance legislation.

  • Under the Dome

    The Unknowns

    We escaped some very bad reform legislation, but there is still a lot to do and figure out.

  • Under the Dome


    Wing nuts from both parties feed the partisan frenzy in Congress, and wishing for the old days to return is just yearning for more of the same.

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