Arethia Toni Lewis
As President of The Perfect Plan of Greater Washington (TPP), Toni is responsible for marketing, strategic planning and business development for businesses in the areas of information technology, information management, facilities management, and event management. Our current emphasis is to facilitate and broker business ventures that encourage diversity at multiple socioeconomic levels.
Prior to TPP, Toni held a number of key executive level positions at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As Acting Deputy Chief of Staff to GSA’s Administrator and Deputy Administrator, Toni served as a principal in the day-to-day operation of the nationwide agency. She served as Chief of Staff for Electronic Government and held several other key leadership positions in acquisition, policy, and human resources. GSA coordinates federal policy and provides services to other Federal agencies in the areas of real estate and construction, supply and service procurement, telecommunications and information technology and motor vehicle and travel management. Toni served as Executive Officer to the Deputy Administrator during two administrations and had 31 years of Federal experience.
Another key assignment was Chief Operating Officer, of the GSA Presidential Inaugural Committee included the management and direction of professionals from various functional areas, including acquisition, information technology, telecommunications, physical and personnel security, construction, facilities management, and budget. She provided overall coordination with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and other support arms to the transition: Armed Forces, District of Columbia, and National Park Service. Toni’s creative leadership resulted in substantial cost savings for the Government and the assignment was completed in the shortest timeframe of any inaugural (33 days) due to the contested election.
Toni retired early from the Federal government in 2005 to manage a nonprofit she co-founded with Richard E. Payne in 2004, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education Inc. (FAME). FAME is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, which seeks to positively affect the lives of children, teens, and young adults who aspire to make both music and educational achievement a lifelong journey.
Toni received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the District of Columbia Teachers College and is certified by George Washington University in the following disciplines: Contracting & Acquisition, Project Management and Event Management.
She has been presented with recognition from numerous Federal, humanitarian and philanthropic entities.