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Craig R. Stapleton

Craig R. Stapleton

Craig Stapleton is a Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital and a director of Abercrombie and Fitch, Carlile Bancshares, and Flamel Technologies.

From 2005 to 2009, Stapleton served as ambassador to France. In 2009, French President Nicolas Sarkozy named him Commandeur of the Legion of Honor. He was designated an honorary citizen of Deauville, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rocamadour, and Vienne.  From 2001 to 2004, Stapleton served as ambassador to the Czech Republic. He was given the Jan Masaryk Medal for service to the Czech Republic.

During the 2000 presidential election, Stapleton served as the Connecticut Finance Chairman for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign. In 2004, he served as Connecticut State Chairman for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign.

In addition to serving on the Board of the George W. Bush Library and Foundation, Stapleton is also a member of the Boards of Directors for the 9/11 Memorial Foundation, de Tocqueville Foundation in Paris, CERGE-EI (the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education-Economic Institute in Prague, Czech Republic) and the Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud. 

He has served on the Visiting Committee for Harvard College Athletics and the Committee on University Resources and Athletics. During the George H.W. Bush Administration, he served on the Peace Corps Board of Directors. From 1989 to 1998, Stapleton was a partner of President Bush in the ownership of the Texas Rangers baseball team. Currently, he is an owner of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Stapleton resides with his wife, Dorothy Walker Stapleton, in Greenwich, Connecticut; they have two children and five grandchildren.