Ginger Lew selected as expert by National Academies of Sciences

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2017 – Last month, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced the selection of Ginger Lew to serve as a subject matter expert on portfolio management and decision analysis.  Ms. Lew will participate in the National Academies’ upcoming forum, Structural Health Monitoring for Innovative Asset Management of Waterways Infrastructure, on June 13-14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

At the convening, requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Lew and other experts will share the ways that structural health monitoring technology and decision analysis concepts can help USACE better measure the performance of infrastructure assets, and ultimately better maintain the nation’s waterway systems.  Ms. Lew also serves on the National Academies of Sciences Innovation Panel.

Ms. Lew currently serves as the Senior Advisor of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, a hydropower development and operating platform targeting investments in mid-sized hydro projects in the U.S. and Canada.  In this role, she provides regulatory, financial, and operational expertise to the company.

Before joining Cube Hydro Partners, Ms. Lew served as Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council from 2009 to 2011.  She provided economic policy advice on a broad range of matters, including innovation, commercialization, small business, capital access and formation, and entrepreneurship policies.  Ms. Lew gained regulatory experience as the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Under the Clinton Administration, she was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration and had oversight responsibility for a $42 billion loan portfolio. She was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate for both positions.  Earlier in her career, she was the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy for the western United States.

Ms. Lew is the former CEO and partner to two venture capital funds located in the Washington, DC area.  She was chair and board member of a European-based investment fund.  Lew also served on the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council for 10 years.