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Donald Cravins - Participant

Don Cravins, Jr. serves as Vice President of Policy and External Affairs at Charter Communications, Inc. Cravins assists in the development of the company’s policy agenda and in expanding its impact and influence with stakeholders and community partners. Prior to joining Charter, Cravins served as Senior Vice President for Policy of the National Urban League.

Since 1998, Cravins has been an attorney and member of the Louisiana Bar Association. In 2004, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. In 2006, Cravins was elected to the Louisiana Senate. During his tenure in the legislature, Cravins was heavily involved in post-Hurricane Katrina issues as the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee. In 2008, he ran for Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Louisiana.

In 2009, Cravins left the legislature to serve as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2013, Cravins began serving as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana.

In addition to his duties at Charter, Cravins is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and serves as a Major in the DC National Guard. His honors include induction into the Southern University Law School Hall of Fame and being named a Distinguished Alumnus of LSU.

Cravins is married to Attorney Yvette Puckett Cravins and they have three children, Dominique, Trey and Chloe. Yvette serves as Chief of Staff for Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri. Cravins and his family currently reside in Upper Marlboro, MD.



Charter Communications


Vice President, Policy & External Affairs