Safeway’s Craig Muckle was awarded the Minority Business Leader Award Feb. 19. (Courtesy Photo)

Safeway’s Craig Muckle was honored last month by the Washington Business Journal with the publication’s Minority Business Leader Award on Feb. 19 during the newspaper’s 2015 Minority Business Leader Awards celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. He has served as Safeway’s Eastern Division Manager of Public Affairs and Government Relations since 1997, he is responsible for media, government, community and consumer relations activities for 127 mid-Atlantic stores, including those that operate in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Delaware.

Muckle is also involved with numerous organizations representing Safeway on a variety of boards.  Appointed to the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce in 1999, he is currently the longest-tenured board member and held the position of Chairman from July 2008 to June 2009.  During that time, Muckle created the Chamber’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment (SHE) Committee, a committee he currently chairs.  He has also chaired numerous sub-committees including Public Safety, President/CEO Search Committee, the Political Impact Candidate Forum and Nominating Committee.  In addition, Muckle has also served on the Board of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce since 2011 and is currently the Board’s President.