As former lead anchor and studio host for NBC Sports’ Golf Channel, Kraig Kann achieved a lifelong dream. He then progressed to Chief Communications Officer for the LPGA and today is a requested speaker, branding consultant, presentation coach and successful entrepreneur; mastering his own brand and empowering others to do the same.
Kraig Kann founded Kann Advisory Group in 2016 and serves as Managing Director of the organization that provides strategic communications, marketing, branding and media consulting to leaders of all organizations. His vast experience combining roles as network television and radio personality, sports executive and business entrepreneur has made him an industry influencer, respected spokesperson and requested speaker.
After a 25-year television career that included 17 at Golf Channel/NBC where he was an original on-air member, a play-by-play voice and ultimately the lead studio host and on-site anchor at major championship events around the world, Kraig made a career pivot and elevated the Ladies Professional Golf Association as its Chief Communications Officer from 2011-2016.
His polish and reputation in front of the camera and his comfort interviewing athletes, politicians and corporate executives positioned him as a unique voice on the LPGA’s board and its executive leadership team. In his many key roles, he built valuable new media partnerships, led efforts with global sponsors in areas of media and marketing communications, served as a strategic media coach for athletes and executives, produced and emceed televised events and was a member of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Communication Committee hosting the competition’s daily press conferences on site.
Kraig now conducts unique corporate leadership workshops, seminars and webinars focused on message delivery, storytelling and personal and professional brand development. His “Be a Brand-New Influencer” and “The Power of Presentation” keynotes have drawn rave reviews from corporate CEO’s, while thought leadership offered in his blog has drawn attention from PR News, Sports PR Summit, and Forbes, who have identified him as a must-see speaker, featured industry panelist, council member and content contributor in the areas of media and public relations, brand marketing, public speaking and strategic communications. In addition, he is a weekly host on SiriusXM PGATOUR Radio.
Kraig has three children and lives in Orlando, Florida.
We chose Kraig over several highly sought-after public speaking/presence experts and without a doubt, he’s helped us “Elevate” our game!” —Chris McManus, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
“As a former Dale Carnegie instructor, I recognize a talent in others being able to engage an audience. He’s a freakish combination of C-Suite strategist and television entertainment.” —Jon Newsome, CEO, Presentation Partners
Kraig’s dynamic delivery and emphasis on storytelling and branding sets him apart from anyone I have seen present like this in a corporate forum.” —Mike Flaskey, CEO, Diamond Resorts
“Kraig Kann knows how to draw in an audience. His tenure in the business compliments his passion for teaching the fundamentals of communications while also highlighting the demands and value of social relevancy.” —Gina Lehe, Managing Director Communications, Strategy & Branding, NCAA
“The whole sales team walked away inspired by Kraig’s storytelling sessions and how he framed the opportunity to influence people into advocacy for the Titleist brand.” —John Screen, Vice President U.S. Sales, Titleist
“I saw Kraig Kann speak at SAP’s national, annual marketing meeting. With energy and passion on stage comparable to Tony Robbins and Richard Branson, Kraig’s simple, yet powerful methods engage audiences to self-reflect, create, and accelerate their communication skills.” —Melissa Lamson, CEO, Lamson Consulting