Richard Nixon Foundation Elects Three New Board Members

Prominent Retail Developer, Self-made Chinese-American Entrepreneur, and celebrated commentator who served as former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

Dr. James H. Cavanaugh, Chairman of the Board of the Richard Nixon Foundation, today announced the election of three members to the Board of Directors, which governs and guides the nonprofit Nixon Foundation.

The new Board Members are:

Steven L. Craig is the founder and President of Craig Realty Group which owns and operates 15 outlet centers in eight states. A self-made businessman and serial entrepreneur who is active in several charitable and political organizations in Southern California and St. Joseph, Missouri, he was the most recent Chairman of the New Majority Orange County and is the namesake of the Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University.
Monica Crowley, Ph.D. served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Public Affairs) at the United States Department of the Treasury from 2019 to 2021. Prior to her government service, she was a popular television anchor and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, ABC News, NBC News, PBS, and other national networks. She has also hosted a nationally syndicated radio program and written several books, including a New York Times bestseller. Crowley began her career as a foreign policy assistant to former President Nixon from 1990 to 1994.
Charlie Zhang, the founder of Pick Up Stix fast-casual restaurant chain, immigrated to the United States from the PRC in his mid-20s with just $20 in his pocket. Zhang ultimately sold more than one hundred Pick Up Stix locations to a major restaurant chain. He started several other successful companies, including a real estate development company, and is now a noted champion of the performing arts.

Dr. Cavanaugh said, “While we continue to celebrate the legacy and vision of President Nixon by highlighting key anniversaries of his consequential presidency and visionary foreign and domestic policies, these three new directors contribute to our efforts a wealth of personal and professional experiences in public policy, communications, business, and development.

“Each new member can boast of distinct and unique connections to President Nixon’s legacy, and will undoubtedly prove pivotal in growing the Richard Nixon Foundation’s influence, reach and impact both nationally and internationally,” Dr. Cavanaugh continued.