Just the Facts: Jacob Lew

July 13, 2010

Nominee, Director, Office of Management & Budget

Biographical Information:

Full Name: Jacob “Jack” J. Lew

Date of Birth: August 29, 1955

Education: Harvard College (undergraduate), Georgetown University (law school)

Notable affiliations:

Council on Foreign Relations (current member)
National Academy of Social Insurance (current member)
Corporation for National and Community Service Board (former member)
Advisory Board for City Year New York (former co-chair)
Kaiser Family Foundation (former member)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (former member)
Brookings Institution Hamilton Project (former member)
Tobin Project (former member)

Professional Life:

1979 to 1987: Principal domestic policy advisor to former U.S. House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill (D-MA)

1988 to 1993: Partner, law firm of Van Ness, Feldman

1993-1994: Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton

In his role, Lew helped design the President’s Americorps Initiative

August 1995 to May, 1998: Deputy Director of the Office of Management & Budget

In this role, Lew helped negotiate the 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement between President Clinton and the Republican-led House and Senate.

July 1998 to January 2001: Director of the Office of Management & Budget

2001 to 2006: Executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer of New York University

June 2006 to January 2009: Chief Operating Officer of Citi Alternative Investments

January 2009 to Present: Deputy Secretary of State for Management & Resources

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3 Responses to Just the Facts: Jacob Lew

  1. robert m says:

    In a long line of liberal “policy contributors” steps another harvard scholar whom has friends in high places. As the CEO of Citibank’s alternative investments, can we please see what type of investments this young man was involved in? Short sales? Greek Bonds? Fanny and Freddie counterfeit AAA bonds?
    Why would this extremely powerful titan of Mega Banks end up in a series of Clinton/Obama policy leadership.
    Was he chosen many years ago or is he there to protect his president, party, and past employers?

  2. robert m says:

    In a long line of liberal “policy contributors” steps another harvard scholar whom has friends in high places. As the CEO of Citibank’s alternative investments, can we please see what type of investments this young man was involved in? Short sales? Greek Bonds? Fanny and Freddie counterfeit AAA bonds?
    Why would this extremely powerful titan of Mega Banks end up in a series of Clinton/Obama policy leadership.
    Was he chosen many years ago or is he there to protect his president, party, and past employers?

  3. robert m says:

    In a long line of liberal “policy contributors” steps another harvard scholar whom has friends in high places. As the CEO of Citibank’s alternative investments, can we please see what type of investments this young man was involved in? Short sales? Greek Bonds? Fanny and Freddie counterfeit AAA bonds?
    Why would this extremely powerful titan of Mega Banks end up in a series of Clinton/Obama policy leadership.
    Was he chosen many years ago or is he there to protect his president, party, and past employers?

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