Executive Director, Sheet Metal Workers National Pension Fund
Lori Wood is the Executive Director of the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund located in Fairfax, Va. The Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund is a $4 billion, labor-management defined benefit pension plan with approximately 140,000 participants nationwide.
Lori has 25 years of experience in working with Taft-Hartley benefit plans, plan sponsors and organized labor. She grew up in the Washington, DC area. After graduating from Marymount University with a degree in Business Administration, she joined the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In 1999, she became the Administrative Director of Benefits where she managed multiple retirement plans and health plans. From that time through 2013, she served in several senior management roles for SEIU and its funds, including Deputy Chief of Staff and Human Resources Manager.
In addition to her degree from Marymount University, Lori holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and the Retirement Plan Associate (RPA) designations from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.