Craig Sher
Executive Chairman
Craig Sher

Craig Sher is Executive Chairman of The Sembler Company. He joined the company in 1984, eventually serving as CEO before taking on the role of Executive Chairman. Today, Sembler is an institution in the industry, having developed more than 325 projects totaling more than 27 million square feet, and leasing and managing a portfolio of nearly 10 million square feet throughout the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Sher is a Tampa Bay institution himself, well-known in the business and civic community as well as for his philanthropic endeavors. A sought-after thought leader, he holds a number of community leadership roles, including;

  • John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital – Board of Trustees
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County – Advisory Board Member
  • Pinellas County Education Foundation – Executive Committee
  • Starting Right Now of Pinellas County – Board Member
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation – Community Advisory Committee
  • Temple Beth-El – Board of Trustees
  • Florida Council of Economic Education – Board Member
  • Amcap Insurance – Board Member, Co-Founder
  • Sabal Trust Company – Board Member
  • The Sembler Company – Board Member, Executive Chairman
  • The High Company – Board Member
  • PDQ Souther Texas – Franchise Partner

It’s no surprise that Sher is the recipient of a host of awards and accolades, including:

  • Honoree of the year (with his wife, Jan) for the State of Israel Bonds
  • “Tree of Life” award from the Jewish National Fund for their humanitarian efforts
  • Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award from NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice)
  • Distinguished Citizens Award from The West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Honoree (with his wife, Jan) at the 10th Annual “Celebrity Celebration” given by Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services
  • ‘Family of the Year’ award (with his family) from the Family Service Centers
  • Spirit of Jerusalem Medallion from the State of Israel Bonds
  • Named one of the Tampa Bay area’s Top 10 Business Leaders by the Tampa Bay Times
  • Named “Business Executive of the Year” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Inducted into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame by the Florida Council on Economic Education

Sher is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received his Bachelor of Science, Masters in Communication and Masters in Business Administration. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sher and his wife, Jan, have three daughters and three grandchildren.


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