The Honorable Jacob J. Lew is a managing partner at Lindsay Goldberg and a member of the faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Lew was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 2013 to serve as the 76th secretary of the Treasury. He served in that position until January 20, 2017. As secretary of the Treasury, he helped to shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history and oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy, including issues related to financial regulation, global sanctions regimes, tax policy, debt management, and trade.
Secretary Lew previously served as White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama and director of the Office of Management and Budget in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. Before returning to OMB in 2010, Secretary Lew first joined the Obama Administration as deputy secretary of state for management and resources.
Earlier in his career, Secretary Lew served as principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., and held a variety of private sector and nonprofit roles. He currently serves on the board of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and of the bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.