Daniel C. Lewis joins Salk Institute Board of Trustees
Board welcomes leader in global transportation, defense and aerospace industries
LA JOLLA, CA—The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is pleased to announce that Daniel C. Lewis, a well-known leader in the global transportation, defense and aerospace industries, has been elected as the newest member.
Mr. Lewis served as the company's President and as Senior Vice President at Booz & Company, the renowned global management consulting firm, with a career spanning over 30 years. He has an extensive track record of successfully managing complex, multidisciplinary transformation programs that encompass business strategy, operations, engineering, and organization for clients worldwide. Before joining Booz, Lewis was director of materials management and purchasing at Warner-Lambert Corporation.
"Dan's dedication of time, energy, and business expertise will be a great asset to the Institute," said Salk president William R. Brody. "He has made a tremendous impact through his leadership with many organizations over the years and we very fortunate to have him as part of the Salk Institute Board."
A long time member of Salk's International Council, Mr. Lewis and his wife, Martina, recently established the Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair which is currently held by Geoff Wahl, professor in the Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory.
Mr. Lewis also serves on the President's Council and the Dean's Executive Council at Purdue University's College of Technology, and sits on the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, has served on the Aviation and Travel and Tourism Board of Governors, and is a prior board member of Aviation Distributors Incorporated.
About the Salk Institute for Biological Studies:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.
Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.