Vice president

Craig Belden is a Vice President at Berni Consulting where he provides strategic communications and project management expertise for local and national advocacy and non-profit organizations. Most recently, Belden served as the Press Secretary to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, where he managed all press and communication operations including strategic communications, media relations, and social media.

Previously, Craig served as a Campaign Manager for Congressional and State House candidates across the country. In these roles he was responsible for all finance, field, and press operations including message and media training, polling, and the development of all paid media production, distribution and broadcast.

Belden is a California native and lifelong Sacramento Kings fan. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies).