Meet Our Team
Our people make the difference at The Lewis Companies, and that starts with our leadership team. Our leaders are top professionals in airport engineering, logistics and supply chain. They combine deep knowledge of these industries and geographies with breadth of experience, and they’re dedicated to a singular goal: supporting our clients’ growth mandates in their most important markets, whether that be helping clients understand their markets, find growth opportunities, or mitigate risk.
Oscar Lewis, President
Inventor| Aviation Engineer| Air Force Veteran | U.S. Patent Holder
Oscar Lewis draws his expertise from his versatile experience and his infectious energy from his stint in the military, which together propel The Lewis Company towards the future.
He developed an interest in aviation since his childhood days in Alabama. He is a pilot, a graduate in Computer Information Systems, and a certified air traffic control operator. He is also a seasoned Aviation Management professional with experience in investigating aircraft mishaps, managing the construction of control towers, and installing communication & navigation systems.
After his service, with the innovator in him still alive and kicking, he worked as a Systems Engineer at the IBM Corporation. He then went on to design his patented Smart Airport Landing System that seeks to make the industry work more efficiently and safely. In 2016, Oscar Lewis joined the likes of President George W. Bush and General Colin Powell to win the MBA of the Year award by the National Black MBA Association.
Tanzania Burghardt, VP (Technology and Operations)
Problem Solver | Supply Chain Specialist | Business Communications Expert
Tanzania Burghardt strives to create capacities to further the mission of The Lewis Company. She is focused on employing the most technologically advanced and relevant tools that help scale up the business. Her quick-thinking ability and sharp business acumen make her an inspiration for her colleagues.
Ms. Burghardt has degrees in Economics, Operational Management, and Supply Chain Management. She has built a career around logistics management and contract administration. Her 18 years of professional experience has made her an expert on strategic sourcing, risk analysis, spend management, budget analysis, and routine operational issue resolution.
Tanzania Burghardt brings a focused and strategic approach to work. In her capacity as the VP at The Lewis Company, Ms. Burghardt has spearheaded a broad spectrum of projects, handling each with the same focus and excitement as her first day on the job. She is a team player, an expert communicator, and a prized asset.