Greg Craig is the CEO of Inupiat Energy Marketing, Inc. responsible for overall business activities, risk management, strategic direction, and ensuring a culture of ethical and mutually beneficially business relationships. 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 CEO of Commerce Energy, a publicly listed (AMEX:EGR) natural gas and electricity retailer serving more than 150,000 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 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, (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 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.