David Lewis is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium, Vice President of Manchester Trade Ltd, an international business advisory firm working on all Caribbean trade, investment and economic integration agreements from the 1984 Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) to present agreements such as CAFTADR, CARICOM/CARIFORUM, OECS, EU EPA, etc. and has three (3) decades’ involvement in US-Caribbean relations writ large. He has served as Assistant Secretary of State of Puerto Rico, Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Caribbean Policy Project in Antigua, and Deputy Executive Director of Caribbean/Latin American Action (C/LAA). He has lived and worked across the Caribbean islands and continent and has written and lectured extensively on regional economic growth, integration, and trade and investment agreements. He is an Adjunct Professor at the FIU School of Business. Received his Ph.D. (International Business) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and B.A. degrees from Brandeis University (Economics, Political Science) and the University of the West Indies, Mona-Jamaica (Economics, Government.