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We're Growing: Meet Craig Gardenswartz

Craig Gardenswartz is a visionary business and public affairs leader with a 20+ year history of driving successful outcomes and community impact through hands-on direction, negotiation, and passion. He’s proudly campaigned alongside prominent business, faith, military, and community influencers to strengthen the U.S.–Israel relationship, combat anti-Semitism, increase economic development and enhance entrepreneurship. What is more, Craig has championed missions and programs as a board director and trustee for local non-profit organizations.

Craig was as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Jewish Community Engagement on Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, and he doubled the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) membership and fundraising in Colorado. Craig also started a successful retail-service enterprise, achieved global recognition in luxury goods sales, and worked as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Business School. And notably, as a consultant, he coordinated the Toyota Motor Company’s 21st Century Diversity Initiative and directed the creation of Coca-Cola’s Task Force for Human Resources Improvement.

Craig began his career by managing the daily administrative operations for President Clinton’s Office of Public Liaison at The White House. And subsequently, he served on the senior staff of the U.S. Department of Labor where he counseled leadership on complex communications issues and organized Secretary Alexis Herman’s efforts to facilitate various political and labor policy initiatives.

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