Director, Federal Government Relations
Craig Sharman currently serves as director, federal government relations for Johnson Controls where he leads the legislative and public policy advocacy efforts for the world’s leader in building technology, life safety and security, energy efficiency and power solutions. Craig served in the same capacity with Tyco prior to their merger with Johnson Controls.
Previously, he served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response under the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. During his tenure with the committee, he was a key architect of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act and the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, both of which were signed into law.
He also was the director of government relations for the National Volunteer Fire Council, an organization representing the Nation’s volunteer fire and rescue personnel. Craig played a pivotal role in the passage of legislation establishing a new federal grant program for local fire departments, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Craig holds a B.A. in political science from West Virginia University and an M.A. in Political Management from the George Washington University.