Carole Crist is the Founder and CEO of CLC Global Advisors, a consultancy firm with offices in New York City and Miami specializing in Impact Investing. With ten years experience in national politics, and an emphasis on fundraising and consulting, Crist is a well-seasoned strategist.
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 took over her family’s 100-year old business specializing in global wholesale distribution. She later served as Governor Charlie Crist’s Campaign Director, helping fundraise millions of dollars during his Congressional bid, overseeing his transition into Federal office, and serving as his trusted advisor. As the former First Lady of Florida, Crist accompanied the Governor to official visits to the White House, Fortune 500 Companies, military bases, and charity fundraisers. Crist showed strong leadership in her role as First Lady, working with the Governor’s administration as the state weathered the 2008 Financial Recession and the 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 services. 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, disruptive technologies, healthcare innovation and philanthropy.
She has appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, POLITICO, MarketWatch, among other national publications.