Ginger Lew

Leadership Council Co-Chair, CAPA21

GingerLew_CAPA21Ginger Lew is CEO of Three Oaks Investments LLC a consulting firm that provides advice to startup companies. She is also Managing Director of Enduring Hydro, a renewable clean energy company that invests in existing hydropower and greenfield operations in the U.S.

Ms. Lew is currently the Senior Advisor to the National Academy of Science on Innovation. She previously served as Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council. She provided economic policy advice on a broad range of matters, including innovation, commercialization, small business, capital access and formation, procurement reform, and entrepreneurship policies. Ms. Lew chaired the White House Regional Innovation Clusters Group which focused on high growth opportunities created through the integration of innovation, industry specialization and geographic proximity. She co-chaired the White House Interagency Group on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Under the Clinton Administration, Ms. Lew was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration where she provided day to day management and operational oversight of a $42 billion loan portfolio. Before joining SBA, Ms. Lew was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she specialized in international trade issues. Ms. Lew was unanimously confirmed by the United State Senate for both positions.

From 1998 to 2009, Ms. Lew was active in venture capital, as the CEO of TDF, a communications venture fund, and as a venture advisor to Amplifier Venture Partners. During this time, Ms. Lew was the Chairman and board member of an investment fund based in Europe. She also was a member and co-chair of the NASDAQ Listing Council. She has served on the boards of publicly traded companies, private companies and not for profit organizations. In 2011, Ms. Lew was appointed by Secretary Clinton to serve on the Board of Governors of the East West Center. She was also appointed by the National Academies of Science to serve as an expert advisor on advanced manufacturing policies.