Carole Crist is the Founder and CEO of CLC Global Advisors, an advisory firm with offices in New York City and Miami specializing in Impact Investing, Technology, Smart Cities and Philanthropy. With more than a decade of experience in US national politics, Ms. Crist has deep expertise in campaign fundraising and strategy.
After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University, Crist co-founded Blue Star Jets, a pioneer of private jet chartering within the airline industry, and also led her family’s 100-year old business specializing in global wholesale distribution.
More recently, Ms. Crist served as Campaign Director for State of Florida Governor Charlie Crist, helping fundraise millions of dollars for his winning Congressional race, overseeing his transition into Federal office, and serving as his Senior Advisor. In her role as First Lady of Florida, Ms. Crist accompanied the Governor to official visits to the White House, Fortune 500 Companies, military bases, and hosted numerous charity events. Specifically, Ms. Crist led many efforts working with the Governor’s administration as the state weathered the 2008 Financial Recession and the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
CLC Global Advisors is driven by the guiding principle of “Capital with a Conscience”, and offers strategic consulting, business development, and marketing solutions. As a highly experienced political strategist and businesswoman, Crist and her team of global experts work with a select group of clients focusing on opportunity zones, smart cities, disruptive technologies in energy & agriculture, healthcare innovation and philanthropy.
She has appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, POLITICO, MarketWatch, among other national publications.