Entrepreneurial Growth Networking Breakfast
with Greg Craig ('89)
The Entrepreneurial Growth series is presented by UCLA Anderson Alumni Career Services and The Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
7:30-8:30 Registration, informal networking and breakfast
8:30-9:00 Greg Craig
9:00-10:00 Facilitated networking
Location: UCLA Anderson - Room B209
Fee and Registration: Registration is $10 for UCLA Anderson alumni and students.
To cap off the this Entrepreneurial Growth webinar series brought to you by UCLA Anderson Alumni Career Services and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, we are hosting a networking breakfast for entrepreneurs.
Greg Craig, chairman of the board of the Price Center and CEO of Inupiat Energy Marketing, will share insights and inspiration from his running and growing businesses.
Come for inspiration and networking. Meet with other business owners and entrepreneurs. Share your insights on marketing, sales, and growing your business. Ask questions about issues challenging your market or business. Network with other entrepreneurs who could be your customers, partners, advisors, mastermind group members or who may know others that may be helpful to your business.
About Gregory Craig ('89):
Prior to Commerce Energy, Mr. Craig served for two years as CEO of Macquarie Cook Energy (formerly Cook Inlet Energy Supply, LLC), a multi-billion dollar North American energy supply and services company. Mr. Craig had previously founded and served for 15 years as CEO of Cook Inlet Energy Supply, LLC, which was acquired by Macquarie Bank of Sydney, Australia, in November of 2005.
In 1996, Mr. Craig was selected as one of 20 United States (U.S.) delegates to join President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor at the Asian Pacific Economic Conference in Manila, Philippines. In 1997, Mr. Craig was appointed by Energy Secretary Federico Pena to the National Petroleum Council and, in that capacity, also advised several subsequent energy secretaries. In 1998, Craig was appointed by President Clinton to the President's Export Council as one of a select group of CEO's who provide recommendations to the President on U.S. export issues. He has also served as a member of the Natural Gas Business Development Roundtable at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mr. Craig was born and raised in Alaska, is a shareholder of Cook Inlet Region Inc, and is of Inupiat Eskimo heritage. He earned a BA degree from the University of Alaska and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Mr. Craig is chairman of the board of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA and also serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Weingart Center, the western U.S.'s largest homeless shelter. Previously, Mr. Craig served on the board of directors of the Minority Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. and on Sempra Energy's Community Advisory Council.