Ted Kowalsky serves as a Director in Guidehouse's resilience and sustainability practice, helping clients address risks and realize opportunities in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space. Ted brings 20+ years of experience working in the financial services, information technology, and public administration arenas. Ted previously served in the executive service at the U.S. Treasury Department, most recently as Executive Director for the Office of Grants & Asset Management. His $45 billion portfolio included affordable housing, economic stabilization, renewable energy, environmental restoration, and pandemic response programs. This included a $26 billion renewable energy program (Section 1603) and oversight of the $5 billion Deepwater Horizon oil spill trust fund and Treasury grant programs. Additionally, in 2021, Ted served as Lead Operations Executive to stand up operations, internal controls, payments and reporting for the $350 billion State & Local Fiscal Recovery Program, a key component of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). Prior to Treasury, Ted worked for a bulge-bracket wealth management investment firm in London, England.
Ted Kowalsky co-founded and continues to serve as a Board Member for a Washington, DC-based 501(c)(6) trade association, the American Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association (ABCA), which brings together practitioners to advance a vision for how distributed technologies – such as tokens, DLTs, DeFi, NFTs and other blockchain technologies – can lead to sounder markets, greater transparency and the more efficient delivery of services.
Ted holds academic degrees from the London School of Economics, the George Washington University, and the American University (DC) and professional credentials in project and program management, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity and blockchain-based technologies. He is presently completing Yale University’s Center for Business & the Environment (CBEY) program on Financing and Deploying Renewable Energy Projects.
MSc, Economic History, The London School of Economics (London, UK) M.A., History, The George Washington University (Washington, DC) B.A., Literature, The American University (Washington, DC) B.A., History & Philosophy, The American University (Washington, DC)
COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate, AICPA Issued Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) ISC², #319005 Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Institute (PMI), #1629662 Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI), #306842 Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), Project Management Institute (PMI), #1787957 Project+ Certified, CompTIA, #FMY738SJ5CV15YE7
Membership and Activity Information
American Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association (ABCA), Co-Founder Washington, DC Jan 2018 - Present
Cofounded and serve as Board Member for a 501(c)(6) which advances a vision for how emerging technology such as virtual currencies and blockchain technology can lead to sounder markets and the more efficient delivery of services.
Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, Advisor, Financial Services, Vatican City Jul 2015 — Present
Volunteer Advisor to the FCAPP, a lay-led non-profit pontifical organization. Provide technical expertise to the Dublin Group workstream, with a concentration on financial services, grants administration, blockchain & cryptocurrency technology, data privacy, and cybersecurity.
InfraGuard, Member, National Capital Region Members Alliance Washington, DC