Susan R. McCaw
Susan Rasinski McCaw was sworn in by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the US Supreme Court on November 30, 2005. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presided over the ceremony. Mrs. McCaw officially assumed her post as Ambassador after presenting her diplomatic credentials to Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer on January 9, 2006.
Previously, Mrs. McCaw was President of COM Investments and Managing Partner of Eagle Creek Capital, private investment firms located in the state of Washington. 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. Mrs. 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.
Mrs. McCaw was a member of Stanford University's Board of Trustees, and served as Co-Chair of Stanford's $1 billion Campaign for Undergraduate Education. At Stanford, she was also active in international student outreach. In Seattle, Mrs. McCaw was the Co-founder and Board Chair of Team Read, a reading program for at-risk second and third grade students. In addition, she was a member of the University of Washington Investment Committee. Mrs. McCaw was also a member of the Grameen Technology Advisory Council. Mrs. McCaw 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.
Mrs. McCaw earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Stanford University, where she was senior class president and graduated with highest honors and distinction.
Mrs. McCaw was born and raised in Orange County, California and most recently lived in Seattle, Washington. She is married to Craig McCaw and has three children.