|United States Ambassador to Austria|
November 30, 2005 – November 25, 2007
|Preceded by||W.L. Lyons Brown|
|Succeeded by||David F. Girard-diCarlo|
|Born||1962 (age 51–52)
Orange County, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Craig McCaw (m. 1998, 3 children)|
|Alma mater||Stanford University
Harvard Business School
McCaw is President of COM Investments, a private investment firm. Prior to this, she was Principal at Robertson Stephens & Company, a San Francisco-based investment bank where she was responsible for financing emerging growth companies in the technology industry. McCaw has also worked as an Associate in Robertson Stephens' Venture Capital Group, and served as a Business Analyst for McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, in New York and Hong Kong.
McCaw was sworn in as Ambassador to Austria on November 30, 2005. United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presided over the ceremony. McCaw officially assumed her post as Ambassador after presenting her diplomatic credentials to Austrian President Heinz Fischer on January 9, 2006. She announced her resignation on July 3, 2007 and left Austria on November 25, 2007.
McCaw was a major fundraiser ($226,650) in 2004 for the Bush administration. She served as Finance Co-Chair for Bush-Cheney '04 in Washington State and was a member of the national steering committee for W Stands for Women. She also served on the Women's Coalition Advisory Board of the Republican National Committee. In 2008, McCaw served as Honorary Washington State Chair for McCain-Palin and raised over $100,000 for the McCain-Palin Campaign.
McCaw is a member of Stanford University's Board of Trustees, and served as Co-Chair of Stanford's $1 billion Campaign for Undergraduate Education. She is also a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Grameen Foundation and the American Austrian Foundation. McCaw is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors. McCaw is the Director of the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation focusing on education and international economic development projects. Previously, McCaw was the Co-founder and Board Chair of Team Read, a literacy program for at-risk elementary grade students, and served on the Investment Committee of the University of Washington.
W.L. Lyons Brown
|U.S. Ambassador to Austria
David F. Girard-diCarlo