Lew has his undergraduate degree, a Masters in Public Administration, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Marketing, all from UNC. He served as the budget officer and assistant city manager of Durham and Town Manager of Southern Pines. After serving as Senior Vice President of a consulting firm, he taught marketing at UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics for 28 years. The Governor recognized his service to North Carolina by inducting Lew into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine upon his retirement. Lew has worked with Developmental Associates since 2015 preparing for and conducting assessment center processes. His avocation is photography.