Michael M. Wood
Michael M. Wood, of Washington, D.C., was nominated May 1, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Sweden. Wood's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on May 1, 2006.
In September 2005, Dylan Stableford reported in Folio Magazine that Wood, who co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based company Hanley Wood with Michael Hanley in 1976, "confirmed the rumors of a possible administration post offer by President George Bush, of whom Wood is a longtime friend and supporter. In the lead-up to Bush's reelection in 2004, Wood donated $25,000 to the Republican National Committee and $2,000 to Bush, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that tracks money in politics and campaign funding.
"Wood is also setting up his own investment company. 'I'm not interested in an operating role; I've done that,' says Wood. 'More an advisory position with the opportunity to invest in and guide companies I'm interested in'," Stableford wrote. 
"Mr. Wood is currently Chairman of Redwood Investments, LLC, a company he founded in 2005. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Hanley Wood, LLC, a company he co-founded in 1976. Earlier in his career, he was the Advertising Sales Manager for the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Wood received his bachelor's degree from Yale University [in 1969]," according to his nomination profile.
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Articles & Commentary
- "The Bush-Yale Connection," YaleInsider.org: "Michael Wood '69 Plays golf with GWB on the 4th of July ."
- Hanna Rosin, "Bush's Resentment of 'Elites' Informs Bid," Washington Post, July 23, 2000: At Yale: "If anyone qualified to Bush as the know-it-all type, it was the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Yale chaplain and legendary anti-war activist. Bush's friend Michael Wood remembers Bush being the most upset he'd ever seen him after an encounter with Coffin, who told Bush that his father, who had just lost his Texas Senate race to Ralph Yarborough, had been beaten by the better man."
- "J.P. Morgan Partners Acquires Hanley Wood from Veronis Suhler Stevenson; Closing Represents Second Largest B-to-B Media Deal in U.S. History," HanleyWood.com, August 1, 2005: "Hanley Wood founder Michael Wood steps down as CEO but remains a board member."
- Dylan Stableford, "With Hanley Wood Sold, Mike Wood Mulls Possibilities," Folio Magazine, September 8, 2005.