Craig Mullaney

Craig Mullaney

Partner, Washington, D.C.

Craig Mullaney is a Brunswick partner in Washington, DC. Craig advises clients on a broad range of critical issues, with a specialist focus on leadership communications and US-Japan cross-border issues.

He is one of the leading authorities on executives’ use of digital media and pioneered Brunswick Group’s Connected Leadership research. He joined Brunswick from Facebook where he led strategic partnerships and founded Facebook’s Global Executive Program. Craig has provided strategic counsel to leaders ranging from former heads of state and Fortune 50 CEOs to presidents of major charitable foundations, scientific luminaries, and numerous TED speakers.  He is a New York Times bestselling author, and a decorated Army combat veteran. 

During the Obama Administration, Craig served as a senior advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and at the Pentagon. Previously, Mullaney was on President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign national security staff.

Mullaney graduated second in his class from the United States Military Academy.  After completing Army Ranger School, he attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earned two master’s degrees in diplomatic and economic history.  As an Army infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division, Mullaney led a platoon in combat along the hostile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mullaney’s military decorations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge. 

Mullaney is the author of the 2009 New York Times bestseller The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education.  He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, BBC World News America, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and The Daily Show. His writing has been featured in The Guardian, Vanity Fair, and Forbes and his column on leadership communications can be found on LinkedIn.

Craig is a founding advisory board member of With Honor, an adjunct fellow of the Pell Center of International Relations, a member of All Saints Church, a Scott M. Johnson fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program, and a Trustee of the US-Japan Foundation.  As a public speaker he has addressed audiences and clients ranging from Harvard Business School to J.P. Morgan.  He resides with his wife and four children in Bethesda, Maryland.