About Us2019-05-07T11:40:04-04:00

About Us

At a glance.

Decision-makers are busy. Competition is fierce. More than ever, it’s harder to win a contract against an incumbent vendor. In fact, incumbent vendors use every tactic, tool and trick to retain business. Your product and service need to be twice as good. Your value-proposition needs to be clear, concise and immediate. Your service needs to be best-in-class.

And, whether you are competing against a 20-year incumbent vendor with $100 Billion in sales, or proposing a cutting-edge solution to a decision-maker not prone to change, without the perfect pitch meeting, nothing happens!

Without the perfect pitch meeting, you can’t sell anything and your busy customer continues to be over-charged, over-sold, inefficient, stuck in old-technology and no one wins. For 25 years, Lewis Strategic has been leading change, driving innovation, creating value and delivering cost-savings.

When you only get one chance to get it right!

Meet the Team

Working for you.

Kelly Lewis continues to strengthen his role as one of Pennsylvania’s recognized innovation leaders. His firm, Lewis Strategic delivers a focused set of services specifically designed to maximize client growth, innovation and integrated cost-savings.

His unique blend of clients is carefully selected to accelerate cost-savings, technology-adoption, competitive advantages and deliver best-in-class services to schools, hospitals, governments, non-profits and businesses. Also an active consultant to real estate investors, Lewis is a founding shareholder in several innovative start-up companies.

From 2005 to 2012, Lewis dynamically led the trade group for the technology industry in Pennsylvania, where he played a highly-visible role in shaping strategy for the Pennsylvania technology industry. His work remains embedded in legislation, budgets, and public policies advancing the technology, telecommunications and healthcare industries. Lewis led more than $25 million in workforce training and $22 million in advanced-broadband projects across the state. To speed needed innovation-infrastructure, Lewis founded the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Group representing the leading companies in energy, telecommunications, water/wastewater and transportation. The Group hosted annual Infrastructure summits with 500+ guests. For many years, Lewis hosted TechQuest TV, a vibrant 30-minute statewide TV program showcasing technology leaders across Pennsylvania.

From 2000 to 2004, Lewis served in the PA House of Representatives. In just four years, Lewis’ stellar legislative record includes the nation’s first and largest bill for external heart defibrillators (Automated External Defibrillators – AEDs), placing more than 3,200 AEDs in PA school buildings. He led passage of 3 major initiatives to change school-funding and the adoption of ad-hoc COLA for school retirees. Lewis prime-sponsored Pennsylvania’s Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) law, anti-predatory lending law, and highway safety corridor zone law. His budget initiatives included the fund-balance cap on reserve balances and the multi-million growth supplement to aid fast-growing schools. His tort reform work against venue-shopping has saved billions since adoption. Lewis’ toll-equity effort at the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge cut tolls and saved residents and businesses $4 million per year.

In 2004, Lewis was the executive producer for the still widely-acclaimed jazz album, “The Reasons for Christmas Project,” featuring famous Pocono musicians Phil Woods, Bob Dorough, John Coates, Jr., Eric Doney, & Bobby Syvarth, as a highly successful fundraiser for Pocono Area Transitional Housing, Inc.

An attorney with an MBA and finance degree, Lewis served four years as the Monroe County Controller, overseeing its $110 million budget, financial operations, pension fund and annual audits. Here his efforts resulted in multi-million cost-savings, technology-advancement, and significant financial reforms that continue to benefit County taxpayers.

A twin, Lewis is a graduate of East Stroudsburg Area High School, where he served as class president. He continued his education at Bloomsburg University, where he earned a degree in Finance, and served as the student government treasurer. Lewis earned a law degree and an MBA (JD/MBA) from the Widener University School of Law. A 14-generation resident of Pennsylvania, Lewis resides in one of the oldest homes west of Susquehanna River in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Shelly joined Lewis Strategic in February 2018 as the Managing Director of the EquityFirst Coalition. She also works with new client development, performing research and outreach.

Shelly’s first love is art. She’s the illustrator of the children’s book My Elephant-Sized Dream, written by a college friend and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Available on Amazon.com and other online resources, the children’s book is about a young girl who contemplates the importance of Dr. King’s speech.

Read More About Shelly.

Ceaera became a Lewis Strategic intern in 2014. After getting married in 2016, she hit the pause button on career plans, got married and began traveling the country. Ceaera’s husband is in the Air Force and they’ve lived in Pensacola, Florida and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their beautiful baby girl Rose was born in 2017 and in early 2018 they decided to move back to Pennsylvania.

Working remotely with the Lewis Strategic team has allowed Ceaera to travel and take care of her family. When she’s not working or traveling, you can find Ceaera running races and hanging out with her husband, baby Rose, and Jack the Dog.


Promoting efficiency.

  • A State agency will reduce $26.2 Million in copier overcharges
  • A court system will reduce $5.2 Million in prescription overcharges
  • A City in central PA will reduce $1.6 Million in prescription overcharges
  • A company relocated from Baltimore to York, PA because we reduced 1 gigabit Mbps pricing by 60%
  • A City in central PA reduced their gigabit broadband prices by 60%
  • A bank reduced $2.4 million in prescription overcharges
  • A union in Philadelphia reduced $1.9 Million in prescription overcharges
  • Restored local tax exemption for active-duty military pay in Pennsylvania


Pitch. Negotiate. Secure.

  • Pitched, negotiated and secured $160,000 lease agreement

  • Pitched, negotiated and secured $800,000 real estate sale

  • Pitched, negotiated and secured $700,000 real estate sale

  • Pitched and secured grant for $175,000 Community Development Project

  • Pitched and secured $4 million contract with Pennsylvania school district

  • Pitched and secured $2.5 million contract with Pennsylvania-based banking institution
  • Pitched and secured $3 million contract with Pennsylvania union
  • Pitched and secured $35 million wireless contract for major broadband company

  • Led strategy as Client wins tough 4-way primary with 32% of vote, and general election by 8 points despite only 27% party registration.
  • Pitched and secured $325,000 grant for Health IT start-up company, delivers automated lab results to two Pennsylvania hospital systems
  • Pitched and secured $4 million contract with PA financial institution that will reduce their prescription costs as much as 22% in 2015
  • Pitched and secured $500,000 funding for Pennsylvania non-profit
  • Pitched and secured over $1.5 million in contracts with PA county governments for one client
  • Pitched and secured $325,000 contract with Pennsylvania City government
  • Pitched and secured 32% increase in sales, over $2 million in state contracts for one client
  • Pitched and secured $175,000 grant for Health IT start-up company
  • Pitched and secured $285,000 LED lighting contract with Pennsylvania city government
  • Wrote one of state’s first P3 applications for energy savings


Proven results through leadership.

  • Co-founded the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Group: Led passage of $400 million Pennvest Safe Water Bonds. Led consortium to pass P3 Legislation. Led consortium to pass DISC legislation. $22 million in Broadband grants. Successfully advocated for the Marcellus Shale Bill to include a carve-out for a technology fund and funding mechanism.
  • Senate Majority Leader appointee to PA Senate Cost Savings Commission that identified spending reductions which fought a tax increase and enabled a first-ever state budget that didn’t increase annual spending!
  • Founded PA cost savings group to advocate for cost-savings in state and local government. Wrote amendments for PA COSTARS.
  • In 2005, 2008, 2011, led three rewrites of the legal terms and conditions of the state contract for technology contracts, the IT-ITQ contract, and technology RFPs.
  • Led TechQuest Workforce Training: Led investment of more than $26 million in industry-partnership workforce training throughout Pennsylvania, with hundreds of companies.
  • Led TechQuest Broadband: Led investment of $22 million in advanced-broadband systems in rural Pennsylvania, including 5 intermediate unit projects for K-12, dozens of colleges and universities, 3 counties and 2 Marcellus Shale towers. Advocated four administrations on Pennsylvania broadband strategy.
  • Led TechQuest Internship: helped 300 students get paid $1.3 million through paid-internships at companies across Pennsylvania.
  • Prime Sponsor for nation’s first Heart Defibrillator In Schools Bill . Secured $3.2 million in funding, led largest-ever AED bid, which helped lower global AED prices by 50%.
  • Led $56 million settlement for hundreds of constituents harmed by real estate fraud.
  • Prime Sponsor: Pennsylvania Education Investment Tax Credit: The largest and most effective tax credit system for education in the nation.
  • As Monroe County Controller led financial management of $100 million county government with $32 million pension fund. Led 15% budget reduction reform, saving county taxpayers millions.