Susan B. Levine has been in the financial services industry for most of her career. She was most recently a Managing Director at the Cowen Group, working primarily with the real estate investment arm, RCG Longview, where she was a Managing Director responsible for capital raising and investor relations. Prior to joining the Cowen Group, Ms. Levine held several marketing and investment positions at a number of different private investment firms, including one that she co-founded. Ms. Levine started her career in finance at Lehman Brothers, which she joined in 1984, and left in 1993 to join the Clinton Administration.
From 1993-1995, Ms. Levine was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development, Debt and Environmental Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and from 1995-1996 she was senior vice president at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Ms. Levine received a B.A. in political science with distinction from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University. She studied Chinese and lived in Taiwan and worked extensively throughout East Asia, including China, Thailand and Japan.
Ms. Levine has held and continues to hold board positions in several different non-profit organizations, including the International Center for Research on Women, the Studio Theatre, the Center for Global Development, and Swarthmore College. Ms. Levine was appointed by President Clinton as a commissioner of the White House Fellows Program. She has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations throughout her professional career. She is an active participant in the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Sonoma Mentoring Alliance.