Craig Stapleton serves as a Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut; Lead Director on the Board of Abercrombie and Fitch; and a member of the boards of Carlile Bank and Flamel Technologies. He also serves as a Trustee of the George W. Bush Library and Foundation and the 9/11 Memorial Foundation and is President of the Vaclav Havel Foundation in the United States.
Until it went private in June 2011, Stapleton served as the CEO of SonomaWest Holdings. In October 2010, his book “Where Liberty Dwells, There is My Country,” a story of Twentieth Century American Ambassadors to France, was published. In July 2009, Stapleton joined in the ownership of the St. Louis Cardinals.
From 2005 to 2009, he served as Ambassador to France. In May 2009, President Nicholas Sarkozy named Stapleton a Commandeur of the Legion of Honor. He has been named an Honorary Citizen of the French towns Deauville, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rocamadour, and Vienne.
In 2004, Stapleton served as Connecticut State Chairman for the re-election campaign of President Bush. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Ambassador to the Czech Republic. Stapleton was awarded the Jan Masaryk Medal for service to the Czech Republic.
From 1982 to 2001, he served as President of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors of New York. Under President George H. W. Bush, Stapleton served on the Board of the Peace Corps. In 2000, he served as the Connecticut State Finance chairman of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign. From 1989 to 1998, Stapleton was a partner of President Bush in the ownership of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He has served on the Visiting Committee for Harvard College and the Committee on University Resources and Athletics.
Stapleton was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his secondary school education at Phillips Exeter Academy and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Stapleton received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He resides with his wife, Dorothy Walker Stapleton, in Greenwich, Connecticut. His son, Walker, and his wife, Jenna, live in Denver, Colorado. His daughter, Wendy, and her husband, Diego, reside in Greenwich, CT. The Stapletons have five grandchildren.