Craig Kirby

Golf. My Future. My Game

Craig Kirby is one of the nation’s premiere political strategists, as well as the Founder & CEO of “Golf. My Future. My Game” – an organization focused on fostering greater diversity in the game and business of golf.

In the world of Washington politics, Mr. Kirby’s thought provoking strategies galvanizing the “essence of uptown with the common sensibilities of downtown” has led to issue advocacy and electoral successes for candidates at all levels of government. Kirby has worked to advance the Democratic Party’s strategic plan and political goals in a variety of high-ranking positions. In 2011 he served as Chief Strategist for the successful Alvin Brown for Mayor Campaign in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to Mayor Elect Brown, he managed the successful re-election 2010 campaign of Congressman Steve Cohen (Tn-9). He served as Senior Advisor to Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, as well as Director of the Vice Chair’s Office at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where he oversaw the day-to-day activities of the Party’s four national vice chairs. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Advisor to Governor Howard Dean’s successful DNC Chair race.

In 2004, Kirby was among a select few of African Americans to hold senior level positions on both presidential and senatorial campaigns. During the primary season, he served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Edwards for President Campaign where he developed and implemented the campaigns political and communications strategies for all constituent groups. Afterwards, he managed the Peter Deutsch for U.S. Senate Campaign where he ran the day-to-day operations of a 25 person staff that helped Congressman Deutsch emerge as a top tier candidate in a crowded Democratic primary.