Gregory L. Craig '89

2015 Outstanding Alumni Service Award Recipient

Gregory L. Craig '89
Chairman, Anahau Energy, LLC
CEO, Inupiat Energy Partners, LLC
Founder, Head Coach Sports, LLC

Gregory L. Craig '89

Gregory L. Craig '89

Mr. Craig is Chairman of Anahau Energy and the CEO of Inupiat Energy Partners, an investor in Anahau Energy. In the former role, Mr. Craig provides strategic guidance and advises management on governance, financial and credit structures and issues, and overall marketing, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Craig has been Chairman and CEO of large, public and privately held energy companies and active on a variety of boards and advisory councils. Most recently, Mr. Craig served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Energy, a publicly listed (AMEX:EGR) natural gas and electricity retailer serving more than 250,000 customers. In this capacity, he led a complete business turnaround which involved refinancing, restructuring, and selling the business to Universal Energy Group, a public energy retailer based in Toronto, Canada (TSX: UEG)

Prior to assuming leadership of Commerce Energy, and being named Chairman of the Board of Commerce Energy Group, Inc., 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. (one of the 11 Alaskan Native Corporations established by Congress Under the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971), and is of Inupiat Eskimo heritage. He earned a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Alaska and a Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UCLA. Mr. Craig is Chairman of the Board of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial studies at UCLA and also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of Southern California. 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.

Mr. Craig lives in Los Angeles, California and is the proud father of his 13 year old daughter Lola Craig.