Ginger Lew is the Senior Counselor to the Director of the National Economic Council. She is also a venture partner with Amplifier Venture Parners. Until late 2005, she was the CEO and Managing Director of the Telecommunications Development Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in a broad range of communications businesses.
From 1996 to 1998, 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. She was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1994 to 1996 and specialized in technology and inetrnational trade matters. She was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate for both positions. Prior to these positions, Ms. Lew worked in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.
Ms. Lew is very active in the business community. She is Chairman of the Board of a European-based investment fund. She is also a member and former co-chair of the NASDAQ Hearing and Listing Review Council. A native Californian from the San Francisco Bay area, Ms. Lew received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her undergraduate degree in political science from UCLA. She is the author of numerous business and legal articles and has spoken at more than fifty conferences. She helped found the Association of Asian American Investment Managers to educate and encourage institutional investors to retain qualified Asian American investment managers.