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William Lewis Jr.


Lewis has the distinction of being Virginia Tech’s first Rhodes Scholar. A partner at McKinsey and Company, one of the nation’s most prestigious and influential management consulting firms, he was the founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute. 

He has held policy making positions with both the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy and is currently active on the boards of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Committee for Economic Development, the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, and the Santa Lucia Conservancy. 

He is the author of “The Power of Productivity” and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and The Economist.