John J. Wood has been named the director of administrative services for the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), filling a new position that was created as part of the society’s restructuring that began last fall.

Wood, a member of Media Presbyterian Church in Media, Penn., began his work on February 28.

“The changes we are making are designed to increase efficiency,” said Fred Heuser, executive director of PHS. “More importantly, they will help PHS respond more effectively to the changing information needs of the PC(USA), consistent with the resources available.”

Wood brings extensive financial management and business strategy experience to his new position. Prior to joining the PHS staff, he managed his own consulting firm and worked in senior management positions for three other companies. He developed his skills in both the corporate and not-for-profit fields.

In addition to being an accomplished administrative professional, Wood enjoys giving back to the community. He is a baseball coach for the American Legion and has been a part of mentoring programs in Chester.

Located in Philadelphia, Penn., the Presbyterian Historical Society is the national archives of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a leading research institution on American Presbyterianism. Founded in 1852, the society’s mission is to collect, preserve, and share the story of the American Presbyterian experience.