National Economic Council

Council Member: Jeffrey Zients, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council

Council Designee: Ginger Lew, Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council at the White House and the SBA Administrator

Ms. Lew is Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council and the SBA Administrator.  She provides economic policy advice on a broad range of matters that impact small businesses.  In addition, she co-chairs the White House Interagency Group on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Lew was the managing partner of a communications venture capital fund, and a venture advisor to a Web 2.0 venture fund.

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 States Senate for both positions.

For the past ten years, Ms. Lew was Chairman and board member of an investment fund based in Europe. She has served on the boards of publicly traded companies, private companies and not profit organizations.

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