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Christopher Wood

LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute
Executive Director
Currently, Mr. Wood serves at the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute's Executive Director. Most recently, Mr. Wood has served as a consultant to national LGBT organizations on various projects including transgender economic development programs. In this capacity, Mr. Wood provided project planning and strategic guidance to groups developing programs around jobs, legal programs, intake processes, localized statistics and employer/employee training opportunities. His work has assisted several transgender communities across many US cities move transgender assistance programs to the next level. Prior to that, Mr. Wood worked at Discovery Communications creating social media and strategic marketing campaigns directed toward rural and LGBT communities. As part of his strategic campaigns, he was responsible for directing outreach programs at various LGBT Pride festivals across the country. From this work and previous experience, Mr. Wood brings a keen understanding of the needs of local LGBT organizations and how best to connect with them. Mr. Wood has also owned a successful marketing consulting practice with clients such as the Washington Blade, Blackbarn Media and Vida, to name a few. Mr. Wood joined his client, the Washington Blade, an LGBT newspaper, as the full-time marketing manager. In that capacity, Mr. Wood worked on creating strategic partnerships with various local and national LGBT organizations for advertising, events and outreach. Mr. Wood’s leadership, passion for technology and entrepreneurial appetite has instinctively led him to co-found LGBT Technology Partnership.