Administration

Philip Craft, Director of Communications 
(336) 279-9333, pcraft@elon.edu

Philip Craft, Director of Communications, Elon LawPhilip Craft has fourteen years of strategic communications leadership experience, primarily as the director of communications and marketing for public, nonprofit and higher education organizations.

Since January 2009, Craft has served as Director of Communications at Elon University School of Law. In this position, he has advanced national communications campaigns recognized with multiple Awards of Excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, cultivated news coverage measured at more than 200,000 million impressions internationally, and created print, online and social media communications that convey the innovations and overall excellence of Elon Law's program of legal education.

In the previous ten years, Craft directed two communications and marketing offices in New York City. From 1999 to 2005, in the office of U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, primarily as Deputy Chief of Staff, Craft designed and implemented national public relations campaigns to advance legislation in a variety of areas, including federal policies to support New York's recovery after 9/11. From 2005 to 2009, Craft led the marketing division of City Parks Foundation, an international performing arts and community building organization that serves more than 600,000 people each year. 

Craft volunteers in a variety of capacities for civic and nonprofit organizations, which, combined with professional achievements, led to recognition as one of the Triad, NC region’s “40 Leaders Under Forty” in 2013 (The Business Journal). He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Greensboro. Craft taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Executive Masters in Public Affairs program at Baruch College, City University of New York, for five years and as an instructor of public speaking and media analysis at the University of Washington in Seattle for two years. In addition, Craft has worked as a communications consultant for Worcestor State Hospital in Massachusetts and as a legislative research intern for the Massachusetts State House Committee on Education, Arts, & Humanities. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on communications, politics and law at Emerson College in Boston and a Master of Arts degree in communications from the University of Washington in Seattle.