Susan McCaw

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Susan McCaw
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United States Ambassador to Austria
In office
November 30, 2005 – November 25, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byW.L. Lyons Brown
Succeeded byDavid F. Girard-diCarlo
Personal details
Born1962 (age 58–59)
Orange County, California, United States
Political partyRepublican
Alma materStanford University
Harvard Business School

Susan Rasinski McCaw (born 1962)[1] is a businesswoman, former diplomat and philanthropist. She was a major fundraiser for the George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign, and was appointed by the Bush administration as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Austria (2005-2007). She is currently President of SRM Capital Investments, a private investment firm. Previously, she was President of COM Investments and a Principal at Robertson Stephens & Co.

Political career[]

McCaw was a major fundraiser in 2004 for the Bush administration,[2] as well as other Republican Party campaigns.[3] She was 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 was on the Women's Coalition Advisory Board of the Republican National Committee. In 2008, McCaw served as Honorary Washington State Chair for the McCain-Palin Campaign.

McCaw was sworn in as Ambassador to Austria on November 30, 2005. United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presided over the ceremony. McCaw officially assumed her post as Ambassador after presenting her diplomatic credentials to Austrian President Heinz Fischer on January 9, 2006. She announced her resignation on July 3, 2007 and left Austria on November 25, 2007.


McCaw earned a BA in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Personal life[]

McCaw was born and raised in Orange County, California. She was married to Craig McCaw from 1998-2019. McCaw has three children and resides in North Palm Beach, Florida.

McCaw serves on several boards including Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.B), Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), Teach For America, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She is also an Overseer at the Hoover Institution where she is vice chair of the executive committee. In addition, McCaw is a founding board member and board chair of the Malala Fund, a nonprofit founded by Malala Yousafzai that fights for girls' education.[4] McCaw also serves on the Khan Academy Global Advisory Board, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Global Advisory Board and Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors. McCaw is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors. She is Trustee Emerita of Stanford University where she chaired the Development and Globalization committees.


  1. ^ NNDB - Susan McCaw
  2. ^ Presidential Profile: George W. Bush Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Giroux, Greg; Quarterly, Congressional. "CEOs Headline GOP Presidential Donor Lists - New York Times". Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  4. ^ "Malala Fund Board". Malala Fund. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
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U.S. Ambassador to Austria
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