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Boyd Craig

Boyd Craig

Title: Chairman & CEO

Company: I Am a Leader Foundation

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Educational Background:

MBA, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
BA, Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Huntsman School Interactions:

National Advisory Board Member 2008-


For nearly a quarter century, Boyd Craig served as a partner to the late Stephen R. Covey, renowned leadership authority, speaker, and author of the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He collaborated with Dr. Covey in the development, writing, editing, and/or publishing of a dozen books and scores of articles on leadership and ran his global speaking and consulting business. In addition to serving as head of FranklinCovey Co.'s Stephen R. Covey Group, Boyd became one of the architects and leaders of its education practice and served as vice president of higher education.

Inspired by the light, leadership capability, and 21st Century skills emerging in hundreds of thousands of children in schools around the world, and sobered by the deep challenges in our education system, Boyd concluded his work with FranklinCovey in 2012 to launch and lead I Am A Leader Foundation and to begin convening and engaging business and community leaders as enabling partners to schools to develop leadership and character in rising generations of youth.

Boyd is also leadership advisor to the founders and executives of Panda Restaurant Group, which owns and operates over 1500 Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San restaurants. Founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng and their Panda Charitable Foundation are I Am A Leader Foundation's anchor partners in a vision to unlock the leadership potential of millions of children around the world.

Boyd serves on the National Advisory Board of the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Business Advisory Council and School of the Arts Advisory Board at Utah Valley University, and is vice president and member of the volunteer executive board of America's Freedom Foundation. He received a BA in philosophy from Brigham Young University and an MBA from its Marriott School of Management. Boyd and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of three married children.