Craig Gilmore is a retired Zone Director, Multi-cultural Markets for State Farm Insurance Companies. In 1998, he was asked to create and lead State Farm’s ethnic marketing initiatives. Craig and his team helped to produce double- digit production increases in the African -American and Latino markets. Craig is very active in his community having served on numerous boards including: 100 Black Men of Chicago- Board Chair, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago- VP Strategic Planning National African, vice president of American Insurance Association (NAAIA), DuSable Museum Of African American History Capital Campaign Planning Committee, Loretto Hospital Foundation, Cook County State’s Attorney African-American Advisory Council, Currently iHeartMedia Chicago Advisory Council, Black Creativity Advisory Council- Museum Of Science and Industry, Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Advisory Committee, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs- Board Chair, Real Men Cook for Charity, Chicago Housing Authority Springboard 2 Success Advisory Board-current. Craig is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. His fraternity honored him naming him one of the Seven (7) Corporate Brothers “making a difference”. Since leaving State Farm is 2013, Craig has consulted with both for profit and not for profit organizations. He is a “Time Philanthropist” sharing his most precious asset, his time, to support various causes including but not limited to the 100 Black Men of Chicago, Better Love Yourself, and the National African American Insurance Association.
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