Craig Kennedy is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He was the president of the German Marshall Fund for 18 years.
Kennedy began his career in 1980 as a program officer at the Joyce Foundation in Chicago and grew to become the president of that organization. He left the Joyce Foundation to work for Richard J. Dennis, a Chicago investor and philanthropist and at the same time created a consulting firm working with nonprofit and public sector clients before coming to the German Marshall Fund in 1995.
Craig Kennedy is a partner in Creative Engagement, an advisory firm that helps governments, corporations, and non-profits reach their key audiences in innovative ways. He serves on the boards of First Solar, The US-Russia Foundation, True North Venture Partners, and as a trustee of Invesco Van Kampen Closed-end Funds and the Alfred Herrhausen Society, the non-profit international forum of Deutsche Bank.
In 1974, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Civilization Studies from the University of Chicago, and in 1980 he completed a joint degree program, acquiring a Master of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Business Administration.