Creative Associates International names new VP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer


June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Laurence Grayer, a top strategic counsel and executive with expertise in government contracting, has joined Creative Associates International as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Grayer will oversee Creative’s legal affairs and corporate compliance in addition to providing support to local counsel in more than 30 countries across Central America, Africa and Asia, where Creative operates.

“As Creative Associates International prides itself on identifying and hiring talented individuals who can best serve our clients, having someone of Larry’s caliber and experience is essential,” says Leland Kruvant, President & CEO of Creative.

He says Grayer’s depth of global legal experience with government service providers will be an asset to the organization’s operations, including its 40 projects focused on education, economic growth and transitions from conflict to peace around the world.

Grayer says he looks forward to this role supporting Creative’s mission-driven work.

“Creative Associates International is a fantastic company with a profound and admirable dedication to its mission for over 40 years,” says Grayer. “I look forward to playing a significant role as part of the senior management team and contributing to Creative’s continuing success.”

Grayer brings more than 20 years of legal experience advising senior executives on corporate governance and compliance, commercial and government contracts, labor and employment law and crisis management, among other areas.

Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Veterans Moving Forward, a non-profit dedicated to serving veterans with physical or mental challenges.

Previously, as General Counsel for the global government services provider DynCorp International, he developed risk management and mitigation policies supporting projects on diplomacy, education, post-conflict resolution and more in 33 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and other regions.  Grayer also previously served as General Counsel for many DynCorp subsidiaries for several years.

Distinguished career in law and service

Recognized for excellence in the legal field, Grayer was named among the Top 40 Washington D.C. Corporate Counsels by the DCA publication Trending 40 in 2016. He and his team were selected by the Washington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association as 2014 Finalists in the categories of Outstanding Chief Legal Officer and Outstanding Law Department.

In addition to his legal career, Grayer has a long history of community work.

He served on the President’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities from 1999 to 2000 and founded the Amalgamated Transit Union’s International Disaster Relief Fund, which has supported victims of the 9/11 terrorists attacks and Hurricane Katrina.

Kruvant says Grayer’s commitment to service fits perfectly with Creative’s mission to support people around the world to realize positive change in their communities.

“Larry’s passion for service, dedication to our mission and outstanding professional qualifications made him a perfect fit for this key position at Creative,” he says.

Grayer holds a juris doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the George Washington University.

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