Communications Expert to Recap Election at May 27 GABB Meeting

Bill Crane of CSI Crane, LLC

Bill Crane of CSI Crane, LLC

Audio recording of Bill Crane’s Speech to GABB.


ATLANTA, GA. –Bill Crane, who helped market the city of Atlanta during the Olympic years, will talk about election results to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Tuesday, May 27,  at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center. The GABB is the state’s largest professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

Bill Crane of CSI Crane, LLC is nearing 25 years as a senior communications strategist. He began his career in broadcasting, and later served 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 past 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 among others.

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-AM News/Talk 750 and now 95.5 FM.  In the summer of 2009, Crane opened his own shop, CSI Crane, providing a full-range of marketing, public affairs and communications services to individuals and corporations.

Crane is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.  He remains an avid Bulldog fan, and the proud father of two daughters. Crane lives in Scottdale, Georgia.

GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their businesses.  GABB members help business owners determine the asking prices of their businesses, create marketing plans and strategies for the sale of their businesses, and identify and qualify buyers of their business while keeping the sale confidential from employees and customers. Many of today’s business buyers are individuals who have decided not to re-enter corporate America, but are ready to control their own destiny by purchasing and operating a Georgia business. Many business buyers are also current business owners who saw 2013 as an opportunity to grow their revenues through purchases of competitors or strategic partners.

The GABB’s monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session.  The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta. For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President C. David Chambless at or 404-627-4454 or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at 404-374-3990 or