Regional Field Coordinator
Craig Dixon oversees field operations for nine states in the far Midwest and Great Plains regions. Craig is a veteran member of the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program and has started over 40 campus organizations. First serving as a Field Representative in Indiana and Illinois in 2009, he established a strong network of conservative activist groups throughout that region. While in the field, he cooperated with student groups and local Tea Party leaders outside of Purdue University, to organize a vocal protest against Bill Ayers, former leader of the Left-Wing terrorist organization, the Weather Underground.
Craig returned to his home state of North Carolina in 2010 to launch a technology start-up. He stayed active in politics during this time, beginning tenure as North Carolina State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty. While holding this position, he managed to expand North Carolina’s YAL network and strength considerably. By 2011, the network was strong enough to host Ron Paul at N.C. State University to a standing-room only crowd of 1,500 attendees. On the electoral side, he served in a number of campaign roles, first as a volunteer in the Rand Paul 2010 Senate race, and then as the Youth Coordinator at Lawson for Congress 2010 (NC-4). During the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign, Craig helped coordinate GOTV operations for the New Hampshire primary race.
Craig is also an active political commentator on conservative issues and a broadcast media professional by training. He has previously worked in television production and recently served as an editorial assistant at 'The American Conservative' magazine. He returned to the Leadership Institute in late 2012. In addition to his duties as a Regional Field Coordinator, Craig also serves as a columnist at Campus Reform.
He currently operates in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.