Cason Carter is the head of Public Affairs at Citadel, one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers, and Citadel Securities, a leading global market maker. In this role, Carter is responsible for public policy strategies as well as political and philanthropic initiatives for Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin.
Prior to joining Citadel, Carter served as the head of external affairs at Alliance Resource Partners, a publicly-traded energy firm. He also previously practiced as an attorney at GableGotwals, where he specialized in complex business litigation, and served as an elected city councilor in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Carter is an advocate for pediatric cancer research, serving on the boards of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute and Curesearch for Children’s Cancer and as a trustee for the Scott Carter Foundation. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in public policy studies and economics.