Lewis M. Eisenberg life and biography

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Lewis M. Eisenberg biography

Date of birth : 1942-08-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois
Nationality : American
Category : Politics
Last modified : 2011-06-24
Credited as : Lewis M. Eisenberg industry, partner at Goldman Sachs & Co, Senior Advisor at KKR

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Lewis Eisenberg has a long history in the financial industry and American politics. Lewis has made important contributions to the American economy as an entrepreneur, as well as through his civic leadership as Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and various other appointments.

Currently, Lewis Eisenberg serves as a senior advisor for KKR, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co. and has been with the KKR firm since 2009. Working alongside Co-Founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Lew provides enhanced investment expertise particularly in the public infrastructure arena. As an entrepreneur Lew has always made job growth and economic development an important bi-product of his career. In 1990 Lewis Co-Founded Granite Capital International Group L.P. an investment management firm where as Co-Chairman he oversaw investment management for private clients. He Co-Founded Granum Communications where he also served on the board. Until 2007, he also served on the board of ITC, the nation's largest independent electric transmission business and a former KKR portfolio company. For many years, Mr. Eisenberg was a partner and co-head of the equity division of Goldman, Sachs & Company.

Lewis M. Eisenberg has had a long record of public service and was appointed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman to chair the New Jersey Commission on Privatization and Competitive Contracting in 1994. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on November 9, 1995. Prior to his election as Chairman, Mr. Eisenberg had served since February 1994 as a Commissioner on the agency's Board, having been nominated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Mr. Eisenberg's term as Chairman of the Port Authority ended in December, 2001. Governor Pataki appointed Mr. Eisenberg a Director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's Board in January 2002. At that time he was appointed by New York Governor George Pataki to chair the Victims' Families and Transportation Advisory Councils until April, 2003. Lewis was instrumental in post 911, a pro fessional, who is credited with his contributions of bringing new life to various projects in Lower Manhattan.

In 2000, Mr. Eisenberg served as the Chairman of the Victory 2000 campaign in New Jersey. In January 2002, Mr. Eisenberg became the Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee in Washington, D.C. In 2003, he became Co-Chairman of the NYC 2004 Host Committee for the Republican Convention and Co-Chairman of Bush/Cheney, NJ. Mr. Eisenberg has served on the transition teams of Governors Whitman and Pataki and on the Bush-Cheney transition team. He is a founder and former Chairman of the Republican Leadership Council, a political action committee based in Washington, D.C. In 2002 through 2004 he served for the RNC, Chairman Finance Committee. In 2004 he served Republican National Convention as Co-Chairman of the Convention Host Committee. In 2008 Lewis served as John McCain for President, National Co-Chairman, McCain Victory, National Finance Chairman, and as McCain/Palin Victory, National Finance Chairman.

Mr. Eisenberg served on the Advisory Council of Samuel Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and was a board member of St. Barnabas Health Care System and past Chairman of its Investment Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.
In 1995, Mr. Eisenberg also received the Eagle Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action. In 2000, Mr. Eisenberg was honored as the "Man of the Year" by the National Conference for Community and Justice in New Jersey. In 2000, Monmouth University named him as the New Jersey Businessman of the Year.
Mr. Eisenberg graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964 and received an MBA from Cornell University in 1966. On May 16, 2001, Mr. Eisenberg received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Monmouth University. On May 5, 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the Rabbinical College of America.

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