CRAYTON WEBB
MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
MARY KAY INC

Crayton Webb is Manager of Government Relations for Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for working with legislative leaders on the local, state and federal levels and is also involved in numerous community initiatives on behalf of Mary Kay. Most recently, Webb was asked to develop Mary Kay's Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy.

Crayton serves on the board of directors for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the Texas Retail Association, the Greater Dallas Planning Council and the citywide fitness initiative, "Get A Move On."

From 2002 until 2005, Webb was chief of staff for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. During that time he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mayor's Office, working with members of the news media and served as the Mayor's spokesperson, media advisor and top aide.

Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Crayton was director of communications for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where he served as spokesman and directed the organization's advertising, media and public relations strategies.

Webb's professional background is in journalism. Crayton was a broadcast journalist for nearly ten years covering politics for television stations in Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Austin, Texas and was an investigative reporter and City Hall reporter for the CBS affiliate in Dallas from 1998 to 2001.

Crayton was among the first reporters in the nation to uncover the identity theft crisis and the hazards of black mold in homes and schools. He received a Katie Award in 2000 from the Dallas Press Club for an investigative news series on black mold. Webb was named "Best Reporter" by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in 1998.

Crayton was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he studied speech communications and political science.

In his leisure time, Crayton is an amateur black and white photographer and he and his wife, Nikki, enjoy sailing and travel.