July 4, 1962, Port Arthur, Tex.
B.S., civil engineering, Texas A&M University, 1985. J.D., Harvard Law School, 1989.
Married for five years to Kathleen Ryder; two sons.
Staff member, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 1991-93. Chairman, Texas Public Utility Commission, 1995-2001.
In the early '90s, Wood worked for Jerry Langdon, a Democratic FERC commissioner George W. Bush knew from his oil days.
Data: White House, BusinessWeek