With 19 years experience, Travis Wood is one of the longest serving lobbyists on Utah's capitol hill. Wood started as the political intern in 1994 with the Senate Minority Leader's office, and soon after was recruited by the Utah Public Employees Association. At UPEA, Wood managed their political action committee, Citizen Action by Public Employees (CAPE). Travis expanded the organization's operations, and is credited with helping to elect dozens of state and local candidates. In 2000, Wood left UPEA to become the Vice President for Government Relations at the Utah League of Credit Unions. In that role, Wood oversaw the largest PAC in the state at the time. Wood also managed an independent expenditure campaign that the Federal Election Commission ruled should serve as the model for such efforts.
Today, Travis is the Executive Director of Utah Health Plans. UHP is the largest trade association in Utah representing the health insurance industry. Travis founded Community Solutions Consulting in 2014.
Known as a Democrat, Wood has excellent working relationships with members of both parties. He is known as an expert for health policy and financial services whose advice is sought out on such issues. Travis believes that honesty and loyalty are the most important attributes of any political relationship, and he strives for both in every endeavor.