As IRI’s Director of State Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Sarah Wood leads and supports state insurance regulatory initiatives and engages directly with state legislators and regulators to advance IRI member company priorities.

Before joining IRI in June 2021, Sarah served in a variety of legal and compliance roles at a Fortune 500 financial services company for six and a half years. Her most recent role at that company was as Associate Counsel, where she advised various departments within the company on legal matters relating to insurance and annuities. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Sarah was an estate planning and probate attorney.

She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and daughter.