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Teri Wilford Wood

IBM Corporation
Associate General Counsel
Armonk, NY, USA


Teri Wilford Wood is an Associate General Counsel of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in Armonk, New York.  In this position and previously at American Express Company in New York, New York, she has acted as Chief Legal Counsel with responsibility for employment, labor, benefits and executive compensation law globally.  Ms. Wood holds additional positions at IBM, including as a member of the Investment Committee, legal counsel to the Retirement Plans Committee and Co-Chair of the Law Department Education Committee.    While at American Express, Ms. Wood served on the Supervisory Committee of the American Express Federal Credit Union and acted as its General Counsel.  Ms. Wood has served on the Advisory Board of Crozier Fine Arts and is currently on the Board of Directors of the SLE (Lupus) Foundation, in New York, New York, where she also is a member of the Executive Committee and is the Foundation’s Secretary.   Previously, Ms. Wood was an Administrative Judge for the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and, earlier was an associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, both in New York.  Ms. Wood has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater New York Chapter, and is a past President of the Association’s New York Chapter and Chair of its Employment Law Committee.  She has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Washburn University School of Law and is currently a member of the Law School’s Transactional Law Center. Ms. Wood received her J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law and has done graduate work in labor and tax law at New York University Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. In addition to membership in the Association of Corporate Counsel, Ms. Wood is a member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in both New York and Kansas.
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