R. Craig Kennedy


Craig Kennedy is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and an advisor to Tapestry Networks and OCP, a major company based in Morocco. He also serves on the board of First Solar, a leading renewable energy firm.

Kennedy began his career in 1980 as a program officer at the Joyce Foundation in Chicago and became the president of that organization in 1986. 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 as its president in 1995. He served in that position for 18 years.