President, Craig Rapp, LLC and Senior Associate, NIU Center for Governmental Studies
Craig Rapp, MA, is a Senior Associate at the Center for Governmental Studies at NIU and President of Craig Rapp, LLC. He is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and local government consultant. Prior to entering private practice in November 2010, Craig worked for over 30 years as a senior executive in both the public and private sectors, recently completing four years with the International City-County Management Association as Director of Consulting Services. The focus of Craig’s practice is to help individuals and organizations “connect the purpose and the possibilities.” He works with organizations of all sizes on leadership development, strategic planning, and optimizing organizational performance. Craig speaks and conducts workshops throughout the United States on a wide range of subjects such as dealing with difficult political environments, effective governance, performance excellence, service sharing and optimization, lean thinking, authentic leadership, and living one’s true purpose. Craig holds an ICMA Credentialed Manager designation and completed the Senior Executive Institute. He earned a BA in Urban Studies and an MA in Public Administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
December, 2013, Lake County | March 11, 2014, NIU Naperville