Craig and his team are responsible for facilitating business start-up, expansion and retention by promoting the City to the business, real estate, investment and development sectors. His department proactively pursues target industries by providing value-added services that encourage North Richland Hills as a place for expansion and investment. Recognized by the International Economic Development Council, Craig is one of 1,110 Certified Economic Developers worldwide. He is an active member in the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, Texas Economic Development Council and sits on the board of the Northeast Leadership Forum. Most recently, Craig has become an Organizer for 1 Million Cups NE Tarrant County. Each year, Craig hosts a 6 part series called “Hands on Business Planning” where businesses go to develop and fine-tune their business plan. A native of Orange County, California (do not hold that against him), Craig has been with the City since 2008. In addition to over 15 years of Economic Development experience, he spent 10 years with Verizon across various marketing roles. A graduate of Long Beach State with a Master’s in Public Administration, Craig also has an advanced degree in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma.
Fervent Ecosystem Builder, Status Quo Disruptor, Entrepreneur Enthusiasts, Faith Fanatic, Hardworking, Entrepreneurial, Energetic, Passionate, Ethical, and Creative are just a few words to describe me. I take pride in delivering effective strategies with regard to business development, strategic planning, and Entrepreneurial growth. I am dedicated to rendering effective outcomes and helping individuals reach their desired goals. I am seasoned in areas of leadership, stewardship, and guidance to all those of whose path I cross. Building solid relationships and impacting change is what I do best.
MiShon Landry, CDP is a Certified Diversity Professional and CEO of the Inclusive Leadership Institute and Culture Consultants located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Culture Consultants is a strategic firm and the consulting arm of Inclusive Leadership Institute, which is designed to bridge the ever-increasing gap between Inclusion and Leadership. As CEO, MiShon is a Diversity Champion with over a decade of people, program, project management and entrepreneurial expertise. Recently named as one of the 2019 Great Women of Texas, Women of Influence for her accomplishments in business, civic and community, MiShon is also faith and family oriented. MiShon specializes in the following subject-matter consulting, leadership development, and training: o Cultural Competency o D&I for the Boardroom and Executive Leadership o ERG & BRG and Diversity Councils o Implicit & Explicit Bias o Inclusive + Equitable™ Leadership o Racial Equity o Seat at the Table, Empowering Women