Penny Lewandowski

Senior Advisor
Edward Lowe Foundation
Grand Rapids, MI

Penny Lewandowski is a consultant for the Edward Lowe Foundation. Representing the mission of the foundation, she helps Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) understand how supporting second-stage companies leads to sustainable economic growth. She also represents the foundation on the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) board of directors.

Previously, Lewandowski led the foundation’s entrepreneurship team and external relations development. She is the principal of Change at the Edges and writes a blog, “Penny on the Edge.”

Recognized as a thought leader in entrepreneurship and building an entrepreneurial culture, Lewandowski is a frequent speaker on new ways to think about economic development – especially how a grow-from-within strategy leads to thriving and sustainable economies. In 2003 the Kauffman Foundation, in conjunction with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, named Lewandowski as the recipient of its prestigious “National Supporter of Entrepreneurship” award.