Craig L. Slutzkin ’91, has worked with the Townsend Harris Alumni Association for more than 20 years. Elected as a board member in 1995, Craig was elected treasurer of the Alumni Association in 1997 and has served in that position for the past 18 years. In 2004, he was also elected as the co-president with Tanya M. Odom, and became the sole president in 2010 until once again becoming co-president again, with Selina Lee.
Craig has contributed to all areas of the Alumni Association, including fundraising, event planning and website and newsletter communication. Craig is particularly proud to have served on the selection committees that chose both Ken Bonamo and Anthony Barbetta as principals. Craig serves as chairman of the finance committee that oversees the Alumni Association’s endowment.
Craig has also worked extensively in the financial services industry. He worked for seven years with the accounting firms Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, counting many multinational brokerage
institutions and investment firms as his clients. While at Arthur Andersen, Craig also helped coordinate many of the training programs for its employees and served on the committee that oversaw charitable activities for the Metro New York Office.
Craig served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Sprout Group, the venture capital affiliate of Credit Suisse and one of the oldest venture capital firms in the nation, from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, the Sprout Group spun out into a healthcare-technology focused venture firm, New Leaf Venture Partners. Craig helped found this company, and continues to serve as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the finance, operations, compliance, technlogy and human resources departments.
Among his other community activities include his appointment to Manhattan Community Board 5, covering the Flatiron and Midtown sections of New York City. He serves as the Assistant Secretary of the Board, and Vice-Chairman of both the Parks & Public Spaces as well as the Public Safety & Quality of Life committees, two committees which he believes relate to the day-to-day lives of New Yorkers. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club. Having enjoyed the bridge year program, Craig attended Queens College, graduating with a bachelor’s in accounting and information systems. Craig received his masters in business administration with a concentration in finance from the Columbia Business School in 2001.