Craig has been in the engineering and construction industry for the past 40 years. He is a retired Navy Seabee where he was an engineering aide (civil engineering technician) and worked on projects from Italy to Guam. He oversaw facilities as a public works engineering officer at Camp David for Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr., as well as overseas in Edzell, Scotland. In those roles, he did annual defense energy information surveys and oversaw energy retrofits projects. Craig was also a member of a Navy Civic Action Team (CAT 0116) to the island of Yap.
After retiring from the Navy, Craig worked for a civil engineering firm and worked as the owner’s representative for several municipalities overseeing numerous infrastructure installation projects. Returning to the public sector, he joined the Lake County Forest Preserves. There he oversaw all the organization's facilities and in-house construction crews. He did several lightning retrofit projects for the organization as well.
Craig return to the private sector when he joined the Risk Group to work on Chicago Public School projects including managing the construction phase of the system-wide lighting retrofits program of over 300 schools. While overseeing work at the Public Building Commission he worked on several LEED projects that included multiple fire stations and a senior center. Most recently he was managing the JOC program at the Chicago Transit Authority which included a major MEP retrofit project at the 103rd St. Bus Garage.
Craig and his wife together have two sons and three daughters. Craig is a lifelong Chicago sports fan and enjoys cheering on the Blackhawks, Bears, White Sox, and Bulls. He is also an apiarist (beekeeper) and has been keeping two hives with a third planned for this coming season. Craig is an avid traveler and has been to 47 of the 50 states.