John Gargano

General Manager
Craft Restaurant

In May of 2021, John Gargano graduated from New York University School of Professional Studies (NYU-SPS) - Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS), earning a BS in Leadership and Management Studies, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. John is an August 3, 2016, clemency recipient of President Barack Obama.

After being sentenced to a 30-year federal prison sentence, as a first-time incarcerated, non-violent offender, John found the benefits of education through the Ohio University College Program for the Incarcerated. When released, John enrolled at City University of New York (CUNY)- Hostos Community College where he earned an AS in Business Management with a 4.0 GPA which earned him the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program scholarship.

John is currently the General Manager of Craft restaurant, the flagship restaurant owned by Crafted Hospitality and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.

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