Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark is a self-described nerd, pioneer of the Web, speaker, philanthropist, and a strong advocate of the use of technology for the pubic good. In 1995 he founded Craigslist, which has become one of the world’s most-visited websites with around 50 billion pages viewed per month. In 2011 he founded Craigconnects, his personal Web-based initiative that supports organizations making a difference in areas including open government, public diplomacy, back-to-basics journalism and fact-checking, consumer protection, and technology for the public good. Newmark currently serves on the board of directors of the Center for Public Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, Consumers Union/Consumer Reports, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He also serves as an advisor on the use of technology to more than a dozen other non-profit organizations and government agencies. Newmark blogs regularly on his own craigconnects.org website, the Huffington Post, and SF Gate.