Jeff Lewis, Longtime Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to Gov Hochul, Joins Oaktree Solutions as Managing Director of Policy and Strategy

Marina Gallardo
January 8, 2024

Lewis, who previously served as New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s chief of staff, will join the firm founded by Frank Carone, who served as chief of staff to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. This marks the first time that the chief of staff for New York State’s governor and New York City’s mayor have teamed up to provide strategic counsel to clients across the private sector.

“We launched Oaktree Solutions a year ago to provide senior-level strategy and execution to clients that are ready to grow their footprint and impact,” said Carone, Oaktree’s founder and chairman. “Now in 2024, we’re taking major steps forward, bringing on world-class talent like Jeff and others who have been ‘in the room’ at the highest levels. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jeff to our team.”
“Throughout my career in politics and government, my focus has always been on keeping my head down and delivering for the people we serve,” added Lewis. “I am excited to bring this solution-oriented approach to the incredibly talented Oaktree team and am looking forward to all that we’ll achieve together for those looking to positively impact policy and deliver results.”

Prior to joining Oaktree Solutions, Lewis served in a number of senior roles throughout New York State government, most recently as a Senior Advisor to Governor Hochul’s campaign and the New York State Democratic Party, where he helped elect the first female Governor in New York’s history. During his tenure as Chief of Staff to the Governor, Lewis oversaw all executive operations with a commitment to ensuring that state government worked seamlessly to serve the people of New York and accomplish Governor Hochul's agenda.

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