Craig A. Cook joined New America School (NAS) as the Chief of Business Operations (CBO) in August, 2006. Prior to becoming NAS’s CBO Craig held the position of Chief Administrative Officer for Cardinal Communications, Inc. (2001-2006). Cardinal Communications, Inc is a publicly traded telecommunications and development company with home building, mortgage, title, and voice, data, and video, and video on demand services in several states. Craig also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Denver Public Schools (1994 – 2001), and as Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance for the Kansas City Missouri School District (1988-2004). Craig retired as a LTC from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran and held numerous command and staff positions including Comptroller for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Chief Finance Officer for the NATO/SHAPE Support Group, and Controller for the Combined Arms Center and Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Craig holds a BS, Business, University of Idaho and an MBA, University of Nevada, Reno.