Kraig M. Siracuse
Senior Vice President, Washington Operations, Textron, Inc.
Kraig M. Siracuse is the Senior Vice President of Washington Operations for Textron. He is focused on the company's legislative affairs portfolio and is responsible for Textron's Congressional strategy. In this role, he is responsible for developing, synchronizing and leading legislative campaigns, and works with the Textron DC team to leverage public affairs and business development activities targeting administration, congressional and defense agencies to ensure Textron's business interests are advanced and protected on the public policy front.
Kraig joined Bell, a division of Textron, in January 2018 as senior vice president of Washington Operations. He and his team were focused on winning the Army's Future Vertical Lift program, which Bell accomplished with the V-280.
Prior to joining Bell, he was a partner and managing director at Park Strategies, LLC, where he ran the firm’s Washington office. He served as the primary liaison between clients, potential corporate partners and government entities and coordinated federal lobbying efforts.
From 1999 to 2005, Kraig served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense. He was responsible for congressional oversight of the Department of Defense's annual budget, focusing on Army and Air Force investment programs, and the former Soviet Union threat reduction program. He also represented the chairman at various speaking engagements, including industry conferences and national security forums.
From 1991 until 1998, Kraig served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato and the Senate Banking Committee, responsible for the senator's trade portfolio, appropriations issues, national security, foreign affairs, telecommunications and commerce issues. He also worked with Sen. D'Amato in drafting and passing landmark legislation on breast cancer at the state and federal level. Kraig specialized in coordinating successful legislative efforts with grassroots support, various community coalitions and the press.
Kraig earned a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and a master's degree from George Mason University. He serves in the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of the Naval War College.