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Dean's Advisory Council: Tanny Crane

Tanny Crane is President and C.E.O. of Crane Group. Crane Group, a privately-held diversified portfolio company, is comprised of: six operating businesses as well as an investment company that holds real estate, private equity investments, equities / bond portfolio, and minority investments in sports teams. 

Ms. Crane received her M.B.A. from Northwestern University and her B.S. from The Ohio State University. She began her career in sales as a National Account Manager at AT&T in Chicago, then with Quaker Oats where she managed: Aunt Jemima frozen waffles, new cereals, and the Cap’n Crunch cereal brand. She joined Crane in 1987 as Director of Human Resources, then led the Sales group and became President of Crane Plastics in 1996 and President of Crane Group in 2003. 

Ms. Crane is active in the community on a variety of board trustee positions. She serves as a director of Huntington Bancshares, Inc., is a member of The Columbus Partnership, advisory board member of Thirty One Gifts, and is a board member of the following organizations: OhioHealth, Learn for Life, The Ohio State University Foundation, and Fisher College of Business Dean's Advisory Council. She also chairs the I Know I Can board and serves on the executive committee of the Ohio Business Roundtable. Ms. Crane recently served on the governing committee of The Columbus Foundation and was past Board Chair of the United Way of Central Ohio as well as Action for Children. She also served as 1999 United Way Campaign Chair. 

Ms. Crane resides with her husband, John Wolff. They have four daughters: Kristin, Stephany, Tally and Ali.