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.