Craig Lucas is the Founder of Authenica, an organization focused on educating and inspiring others through the creation of memorable experiences and content centered on showcasing the theme of excellence and value of emotional intelligence as means of differentiation.
Craig spent the first 18 years of his professional life in the financial services industry, building a team of ten and a $900 million book of business that featured high profile relationships with the NFL Players Association and other notable organizations. In recent years, Craig has been affiliated with Corporate United….now rebranded OMNIA Partners, the company is the largest Group Purchasing Organization that’s focused on both Private and Public Markets.
Through Authenica, Craig has hosted ten (10) event experiences to date with over 800 company owners, C-Level executives and centers of influence having participated. In August 2017, Craig premiered “Masterpiece” a film that features content from past events and a storyline that honors the “in between”, the bridge between the two extremes of notable adversity and triumph. His most recent destination experience, Southern Excellence, was held at The Cloister on Sea Island, Georgia and involved 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis and Mark Cathy, grandson of Chick-Fil-A founder, Truett Cathy. Other past event presenters include author Ken Blanchard, retired Navy SEAL Mark McGinnis, Vice Admiral Ted Carter of the U.S. Naval Academy, Lt. Generals Jay Silveria and Michelle Johnson (retired) of the Air Force Academy, Hall of Fame Gold Jackets, Anthony Munoz and Bruce Matthews, sports agent Leigh Steinberg and educator, Debbie Phelps, mother of U.S. Olympian Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps.
Craig is a 1986 graduate of Kent State University, has served on numerous non-profit boards over his 30-year professional career and enjoys connecting with those interested in the authentic pursuit of personal and professional achievement. He is married to his wife, Anna, and has two children, Ava and Carson.