John Wood is chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Telos Corporation, a leading technology company addressing the critical areas of cybersecurity, secure mobility, and identity management for corporations and governments worldwide. Prior to joining Telos in 1992, John worked on Wall Street after earning his degree in finance and computer science at Georgetown University.
In 2014, John was appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. Established by executive order, the commission is designed “to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in cybersecurity.”
John serves on the boards of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, home of the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and its Early STEM/Arts program. He is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship. He is the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission.
In 2012 John was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. He served ten years on the board of directors of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit committed to supporting health and healing among victims of tragic loss. The organization’s award-winning documentary film, REBIRTH, employs time-lapse photography of the rebuilding of the Freedom Tower and a “human time lapse” of the journeys of nine people whose lives were dramatically affected by the events of 9/11. A portion of the film is on permanent display at the National 9/11 Museum, and a digital archive of over eight hundred hours is available at the Library of Congress and used by numerous colleges and universities in programs to facilitate healing, foster hope, and build resilience.