James Craigie

James R. Craigie

Chairman, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Director since 2004

Mr. Craigie was our Chairman from January 2016 to April 2019. From May 2007 to January 2016, he was our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From July 2004 through May 2007, he was our President and Chief Executive Officer. From December 1998 through September 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Spalding Sports Worldwide and its successor, Top-Flite Golf Co. From 1983 to November 1998, Mr. Craigie held various senior management positions with Kraft Foods Inc. Prior to entering private industry, he served for six years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Craigie currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a casual dining company, Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company, and the Gettysburg Foundation, a non-profit foundation involved with restoring the Gettysburg battlefields and is an Advisory Board member of Cove Hill Partners, LLC. From November 2006 to May 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company and from September 2013 to December 2017, Mr. Craigie was a member of the Board of Directors of TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company.

Chairman of the Board