FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Lewis

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Biography

PETER LEWIS is the non-executive Chairman of Progressive Corporation where for 45 years, 35 as CEO, he has overseen the transformation of the 100 employee company into a full-line auto insurer with 26,000 employees and annual sales of $14 billion. Retired since 2000, Lewis invests through his philanthropy. Lewis serves on the Board of Princeton University, his alma mater (Class of 1955), where he is its largest ever contributor (over $220 million) including the largest gift in Princeton’s history ($101 million) to expand its programs in the creative and performing arts. Lewis’ other gifts to Princeton include $60 million for a Gehry designed science library and an endowment for the Lewis/Sigler Genomics Institute. He supports the American Civil Liberties Union and helped finance the beginnings of the Democracy Alliance, Media Matters, the Center for American Progress, as well as other progressive efforts.

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LIVE from the NYPL: Ralph Nader, Ted Turner & Peter Lewis

05.04.11 | 01:39:27 min | 1 comment