Bill Crane is nearing 30 years as a senior communications strategist. He began his career in broadcasting, later serving in senior communications staff positions under Georgia’s Gold Dome as well as on Capitol Hill, working for two U.S. Senators and one Governor, in both major political parties.
Crane also has significant economic development experience, serving as Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce during Atlanta’s Olympic years.
During the 2000 decade, Crane was a Senior Vice President with the GCI Group, a global public relations firm, where he helmed client engagements for AFLAC, Cousins Properties, Deloitte Consulting, InterContinental Hotels Group and Johnson & Johnson to name a few.
Since the 2000 Presidential Election, Crane has become one of the southeast’s most visible political analysts and commentators, first with 11Alive News, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, and now Channel 2’s WSB-TV Action News. Crane added radio in 2006, since providing commentary for WSB-95.5FM and 750AM. In 2009, Crane began a weekly political column, carried initially by The Champion, DeKalb County’s legal organ, and now by almost 50 other media outlets across Georgia. Crane’s poltical analysis can also be seen on Georgia Public Television, “The Lawmakers,” as well as CNN International and AlJazeera English.
Also in 2009, Crane opened his own firm, CSI Crane, LLC providing a full-range of marketing, public affairs and communications services to individuals and corporations, specializing in crisis management, corporate reputation and executive visibility as well as the communications and governmental challenges of highly regulated industries.
Crane is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He remains an avid Bulldog fan, as well as the proud father of two daughters, and new grandfather of twin boys. He lives in Scottdale, Georgia.