Charles Crocker

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Charlie Crocker

Charlie is a Director in the Impact Entertainment practice area at The Raben Group. He has spent his career working alongside storytellers, change-makers, and elected officials to ensure that the arc of the moral universe does, in fact, bend toward justice. Creative and strategic in his approach, he operates at the intersection of storytelling, digital communication, and policy. You can find his fingerprints in numerous campaigns throughout the Progressive movement, be it strategically as an advisor, tactically as a practitioner, or visually as a designer.

Over the last 7 years, Charlie has supported projects and clients that have altered our zeitgeist and laid the groundwork for systemic change, including One Community’s JUST MERCY and ensuing Represent Justice campaign; Amazon’s documentary film featuring Stacey Abrams, ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy; The American Film Institute’s Impact Lab, and numerous engagements with the indie-rock band DISPATCH. Charlie has been critical in the digital efforts behind the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino and advised the National Police Foundation in the police reform efforts following the murder of George Floyd. His strategic direction and keen attention to detail ensured measurable impact for each and has always been focused on uplifting and amplifying the stories of those directly impacted within the criminal justice system, environmental space, and victims of gun violence, amongst other issues.

Prior to returning to The Raben Group in 2016, Charlie worked as a Campaign Coordinator at Picture Motion where he supported the ideation and execution of impact campaigns for various award-winning films, including Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental documentary Before the Flood, and the EPIX original series America Divided, produced by Shonda Rhimes, Common, and Norman Lear.

Previously, Charlie worked for the National Conference of Democratic Mayors to help guide national coordination and outreach efforts. Additionally, he supported the research and communication teams for Greg Orman’s 2014 Independent U.S. Senate Campaign in Kansas. While serving as a fellow for Raben in 2015, he assisted the March on Washington Film Festival, serving the organization in a digital and creative role for years to come.

Charlie has guest-lectured at George Washington University and his alma mater, Boston University, where he earned a degree in Political Science and spent his final semesters abroad interning and studying in London, England, and Washington, D.C. He currently resides in Minneapolis taking advantage of their numerous lakes and bike trails, and consistently asking any dog if he is, in fact, “a very good boy.”

Career Highlights

  • Spending six days inside Tehachapi California Correctional Institution with JR for Represent Justice
  • Christmas caroling with Michael Moore at the RNC
  • Driving 4,000 miles across Kansas with Greg Orman during the final weeks of his 2014 US Senate Campaign