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Dean's Advisory Council: Tanny Crane

Tanny Crane is President and C.E.O. of Crane Group, Columbus, Ohio. Crane Group, a privately-held family business, is a diversified portfolio company, comprising ten manufacturing businesses, primarily serving the home building and commercial markets; real estate investments, and equities. Total asset base is approximately $370 million.

Tanny Crane joined Crane Plastics Company (manufacturing business) in 1987 as Director of Human Resources, and became Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1993. She became the President of Crane Plastics in 1996. In January, 2003, she succeeded Jameson Crane to her current position. Prior to joining Crane Plastics, she was Product Manager for Quaker Oats Company of Chicago, Illinois and National Account Manager at AT&T (Chicago).

Ms. Crane is also active through a variety of board trustee positions. She serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, is a Director of Wendy’s International, Inc., a member of the Columbus Partnership and a trustee of the Columbus Foundation. Ms. Crane is immediate past Board Chair of United Way of Central Ohio, and continues on the Executive Committee and Board. She also served as 1999 United Way Campaign Chair. She is past President of the board of Action for Children, and is a member of the Project Grad Board and Columbus School for Girls Board of Trustees. She is an advisory board member of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and is also on the Board of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Crane resides with her husband, John Wolff, and their two daughters, Tally and Ali, in New Albany. She received her MBA in marketing and finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management-Northwestern University and her B.S. in administrative science, with a major in marketing, from The Ohio State University.