Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw, CDFM United States Navy (Retired)
Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw, CDFM United States Navy (Retired) is the Founder and President of Crenshaw Consulting Associates LLC. Lou has a record of almost four decades of proven executive success in a broad range of leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Lou has extensive experience in the reorganization and realignment of large organizations with an emphasis on financial issues and cross-functional alignment.
Lou’s vision for CCA is to deliver C-Suite-level consulting services to commercial and government clients by providing advice and counsel in strategic planning, executive coaching and organizational restructuring. CCA also provides assistance in capture management, client relationships and market analysis for commercial clients. The firm additionally provides due diligence and pipeline/contract analysis services to private equity investors.
Lou retired from partnership at Grant Thornton, LLP in 2013, where he was the Principal with responsibility for the firm’s national Aerospace and Defense practice, coordinating the delivery of tax, audit and business advisory services to over 50 clients. Prior to this role, Lou served as the partner responsible for the Defense and Intelligence practice within the Global Public Sector of Grant Thornton, where he had experience managing and directing Defense/Intel teams throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, military services and national intelligence agencies. Significant engagements included U.S. Marine Corps Audit, Washington Headquarters Service advisory services, Defense Logistics Agency A76/MEO support, Missile Defense Agency accounting support, Navy BRAC support and numerous strategic sourcing efforts throughout DOD.
During his over 30 years of service in the United States Navy, he commanded a Medium Attack Squadron (VA-85), a Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) and an Aircraft Carrier Battle Group (John F. Kennedy Strike Group/ Carrier Group SIX). Lou is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and an experienced test project engineer at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. As a Flag Officer, he specialized in financial operations and budgeting, serving three tours of duty in the Navy’s N-8 Programming and Budgeting Directorate, culminating his career as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Requirements and Assessments (N8). Additionally, he served as the Commander of U.S. Navy Activities, Europe where he commanded all Naval Bases located in Europe.
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I worked as a risk management and insurance consultant for several national insurance brokerage firms for 30 years, handling all types of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. After early retirement, I formed a risk management consulting firm, working primarily with one of the largest construction companies in the US. While still consulting, I joined the SCORE DC Chapter and have been a mentor and outreach coordinator for the past 11years.
I can help start and grow your business through my extensive local networking connections and four decades of experience in risk management and insurance. As the SCORE DC Outreach Coordinator, I have spent 6 years attending numerous small business events, giving workshops and spreading the word about SCORE's fantastic, free mentoring opportunities.
In conjunction with the SBA and AARP, I have participated in numerous Encore Entrepreneur webinars. Being a Vietnam Vet and remembering the obstacles I had after leaving the military, I have focused on active-duty military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Through the Boots to Business workshops and mentoring to all levels of the military, I have increased my knowledge of what is needed to translate military skills into business successes. I have also presented frequent workshops and panel discussions at the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute and, in 2017, I presented workshops on entrepreneurship to help business students at Bowie State University.
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