Bill Crane brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to his firm, CSI Crane. Crane’s areas of expertise include media relations, public affairs, economic development and crisis communications. You can learn more about CSI Crane at csicrane.com, or on Facebook and YouTube.
For the past decade, Crane served as a Senior Vice President with the GCI Group, a global public relations firm and subsidiary of WPP. Crane led the North American Media Practice, Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Atlanta and helmed North American account teams for AFLAC, Bovis Lend Lease, Deloitte Consulting, InterContinental Hotels Group and Johnson & Johnson among others.
Crane began his career in broadcasting, and continues to serve as an on-air political analyst and commentator for WSB-TV’s Action News, as well as WSB Radio AM750 and now 95.5FM. Bill is also a columnist for Georgia Trend, The Champion and a small but growing group of weekly newspapers.
Earlier in his career, Bill served in senior communications roles for two U.S. Senators and one Governor (representing both major national political parties), as well as in the economic development arena. Bill was Vice President for Marketing and Communications for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Forward Atlanta, throughout Atlanta’s Olympic years.
A 1984 Graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Crane is now on the Grady Board of Trustees, and the Mercer University Atlanta Board of Visitors.
Bill is active in numerous civic, charitable, community and professional organizations, and is perhaps most importantly the proud father of two daughters, and he lives in Scottdale, Georgia.