A native of Southeast Raleigh, Courtney Crowder has nearly 20 years of experience in public affairs, government relations and strategy. Courtney honed his skills in a range of public affairs and government relations positions. Prior to founding Crowder Consulting Co., which has blossomed into a robust government relations agency, he has served as Legislative Director and senior advisor to Governor Beverly E. Perdue.
He counseled corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations while at Capstrat, North America’s premier strategic communications firm. He served as Legislative Liaison for the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Special Assistant to Commissioner James E. “Jim” Long and was on the campaign and congressional staff for Congressman Bob Etheridge. Additionally, Courtney has been played an active role in a host of campaigns at every level – presidential, statewide, congressional and local.
Deeply involved in the community, Courtney rolls up his sleeves for a wide range of causes, including education, public safety, affordable housing, the arts, and the state’s election system. Currently he serves on the Boards of UNC Rex Healthcare, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, YMCA of the Triangle, Advance Carolina and the North Carolina Education Lottery as well as Director of the Alliance of NC Black Elected Officials, just to name a few. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Courtney holds a degree in English Literature and French from North Carolina Central University and M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke University. He also studied at Oxford University in Oxford, England where he completed the Program of History, Politics and Society at Exeter College.
Courtney is married to Byinnna A. Crowder and they have one daughter, Courtney Amaya.