Welcome Craig Cole

We are excited to welcome Craig Cole to the NEW Solutions Team.

Craig Cole is the VP, Programs and Field Operations for the National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions) in Arlington, Virginia. He has more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector with experience leading teams in complex matrixed environments that creates new revenue streams and expands services to disadvantaged populations. After earning a master’s degree in Economic Development from Eastern University, he spent 17 years in international relief and development; 12 of which were dedicated to building a new organization from the ground up that provided small loans to primarily women in countries that included South Sudan, Peru and Myanmar. After that, he joined the American Red Cross and built a team to develop multi-year, multi-million dollar campaigns that raised significant funding to support the mission of one of the largest philanthropic organizations in United States. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards and currently volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s in Journalism and worked at the Daily Herald newspaper in suburban Chicago for five years. He earned his Project Management Professional Certificate in 2016.