|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 54–55)
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 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 the McCain-Palin Campaign.
McCaw is a founding board member and board chair of the Malala Fund for Girls’ Education. She also serves on the Khan Academy Global Advisory Board, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Global Advisory Board, and Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors. In addition, McCaw is a board member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the American Austrian Foundation. McCaw is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors. She is Trustee Emeritus of Stanford University where she chaired the Development and Globalization committees. As Director of the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation, she has focused her philanthropic efforts on education and international economic development projects.
W.L. Lyons Brown
|U.S. Ambassador to Austria
David F. Girard-diCarlo