Executive Director

Executive Director - Craig Turner


With more than 20 years’ experience in media, PR, economic development and government relations, Craig Turner has had the privilege of handling public education campaigns and advocating for some of the highest-profile issues affecting Western New York and Southern Ontario. In addition to his role with ITGO, Craig is President of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara.

Craig is the President and Founder of Momentum Public Affairs, LLC, based in Tonawanda, NY, which provides public affairs, marketing, public relations and digital media consulting for clients in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Most recently, Craig served as vice president with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, WNY’s regional chamber of commerce, where he directed the organization’s business development and government affairs efforts. Prior to his role at the Partnership, Craig spent several years as press secretary for the Erie County Legislature.

Craig is also a veteran political consultant, and founded The Campaign Coach training program for local candidates in 2015. He serves on the Board of Directors for Continental 1 and the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.

A prolific writer, Craig is the author of several novels, including the WILTON’S GOLD time travel trilogy. He lives in Wheatfield, NY, with his wife and their four children.


ITGO Mission:

ITGO’s mission is to build upon the capacity of existing organizations and leverage the advantages of our region – an extensive transportation system, experienced logistics and trade networks, positioning as part of the third largest and fastest growing metropolitan region in North America, and our history and reputation since the nineteenth century – as a center for trade and commerce.