Craig Gerhart is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia serving at the Institute of Government in the areas of leadership development and high performance organizations.
He is also President of Gerhart Enterprises, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in organizational development, performance improvement, and financial analysis. Major clients include Amtrak, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and several municipalities and regional organizations.
Prior to the formation of his consulting company, he served in local governments for 32 years, including 10 as County Executive of Prince William County, Virginia. During his tenure, the County achieved the Triple A bond rating, overall citizen satisfaction ratings of 90% or higher, and an organizational climate where 93% of county employees were proud to work for the County and saw their work as very important to the success of the community.
He also fostered the implementation of high performance organizational tools, developed major transportation strategies, promoted the expansion of public safety services, championed the creation of a vibrant historic preservation program, and led a multi-jurisdictional, Northern Virginia emergency response team to operate the New Orleans emergency operations center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Craig received a B.A. from Juniata College in Pennsylvania and an M.P.A from George Mason University in Virginia.