Daniel C. Lewis Awarded the Pinnacle



Madison, N.J. (June 5, 2009)—In ceremonies on June 5 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J., management consultant Daniel C. Lewis was inducted into The Pinnacle, the highest award the University bestows upon its alumni.

Pinnacle recipients are chosen on the basis of success or distinction in their chosen fields; significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service; and outstanding service to the University, or reflection of the unique character of Fairleigh Dickinson in their lives.

Lewis, based in San Francisco, is a senior partner with Booz & Company, the global management consulting firm. He serves clients in commercial aerospace, including aircraft primes, airlines, and travel and tourism.

Since joining the company in 1978, Lewis has served on the board of directors and led the company’s practices in commercial business, worldwide operations, engineered products and consumer products. His personal practice centers around commercial aerospace, including suppliers, aircraft manufacturers and airlines.

Lewis speaks regularly at major international conferences such as the World Economic Forum and at leading business schools. He has lectured and presented papers on operations management, business and economic forecasting, and materials management, and is a featured speaker at airline forums internationally. Consulting Magazine named Lewis to its 2004 list of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants. 

Lewis was instrumental in establishing FDU’s online degree-completion program at Booz Allen Hamilton headquarters in McLean, Va. (Booz & Company was formed in 2008 to handle the commercial and international businesses of Booz Allen Hamilton, which retains its U.S. government consulting business.) The company works with a limited number of educational partners, but FDU is the only one offering a completely online undergraduate degree.

Before joining Booz, Lewis was a materials manager in Warner-Lambert’s Consumer Products Group and was with Sundstrand, working in the machine tool and aerospace business.

He received his MBA degree (1976) with a major emphasis on quantitative analysis from FDU’s College at Florham. He also has an associate degree in aviation technology and a B.S. degree in industrial management from Purdue University.

Lewis and his wife, Martina, live in La Jolla, Calif.  He has three sons, who reside in West Lafayette, Ind., Rockford, Ill., and Osaka, Japan, and a stepdaughter who resides in Laguna Nigel, Calif.

In presenting the award, FDU President J. Michael Adams said, “You have inspired those around you in ways that have impacted their lives profoundly. Your humility is endearing, and your authenticity is unmatched. You are extremely generous, caring, thoughtful and smart. It’s these qualities that have served you well throughout your career at Booz & Company.

“As a friend, husband, father, leader and mentor, you embody the ideals we all strive for. Your University takes great pride in awarding you with The Pinnacle.”




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