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Ambassador Craig R. Stapleton

Stapleton Associates

The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton is a Senior Advisor at Stone Point Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He is a director of Tenax Aerospace and Vivino Inc.  He is a co-owner of the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was President of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors of New York from 1982 until 2001.

Ambassador Stapleton was born in Kansas City, Missouri.  His grandfather, Benjamin F. Stapleton served five terms as Mayor of Denver.  He received his secondary school education at Phillips Exeter Academy.  He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

During the administration of George H. W. Bush, Stapleton served on the Board of the Peace Corps. Under President George W. Bush he served as Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2001-2003, where he received the Jan Masaryk Medal. In June 2005, he was appointed Ambassador to France,   serving until January 2009. Stapleton was decorated as Commandeur of the Legion d’Honneur.

Ambassador Stapleton serves on the boards of the Václav Havel Foundation, the American Friends of Compiegne, the United Way Tocqueville of France, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the World War I Commission and the Trust for the National Mall. He is a Trustee of the American University in Paris and the Fishback Foundation.  He has served on the Visiting Committee for Harvard College Athletics and the Committee on University Resources and Athletics.

"The CERGE-EI Foundation has played a central role in the teaching and understanding of market economics for the Czech Republic and all of Eastern Europe."

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