Carl Seip, VP

Carl Seip is Vice President of Communications and External Affairs for Craft3. He is responsible for government relations, policy development, and strategic communication to federal, state and local policymakers in Oregon and Washington.

Prior to joining Craft3 in 2015, Carl worked for more than six years for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C. During that time, he served in a number of increasingly senior roles – primarily focused on transportation, economic development, and small business policy. In 2014, he worked as a policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, supporting Cantwell during her time as Chairwoman.

Carl graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C.

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families and the environment throughout Oregon and Washington. With capital support from financial, philanthropic and religious institutions and corporations, government agencies and accredited individual investors, Craft3 has invested more than $400 million in Northwest communities since 1994.