Coast to Coast: Tanny Crane cycles from LA to Boston to raise money for Pelotonia

At the start of May, just south of Los Angeles in sun-soaked Manhattan Beach, Crane Group CEO Tanny Crane will dip the back tire of her bicycle into the surf of the Pacific Ocean. She plans to spend the ensuing seven weeks cycling across America—all 3,400 miles of it, through 15 states—before arriving at Revere […]

Being the Change: Meet Our Director of Community Impact

Being the Change: Meet Our Director of Community Impact   After a rewarding career in pharmaceutical sales, Julie Fletcher founded a nonprofit that has served thousands of families since 2006. Now, she is Director of Community Impact at Crane Group, where she will lead Crane Group’s efforts to understand and help address community needs through strategic […]

Investing in Good: Paradise Partnership

When Fernando Acosta-Rua’s teen daughter became a buddy to a special needs student, it sparked what has become a long-term passion for the company he runs. Acosta-Rua is CEO at Pet Paradise—a Crane Group portfolio company based in Florida with over 50 pet resorts nationwide. Here, we talk with him about how the North Florida […]

Going Big: Kevin Kuhlwein is all in as a Big Brother

Kevin Kuhlwein enjoyed serving on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. But he wanted to give back more directly. So when his youngest daughter graduated high school, the Crane Group vice president of information systems went all in and became a big brother to a young man named Hayden. Here, Kevin […]

Champion of Impact: Elon Simms is here to serve

Elon Simms didn’t grow up with much, but his single mother — who worked in a Whirlpool factory, served tables, and sold Mary Kay to provide — still found ways to give back. It inspired Simms to pursue a life of service. As track team captain and a Big Ten champion athlete at Ohio State […]

Money Talks: Crane Group’s tax director teaches financial literacy to kids

Despite being a busy mom of four young children, Ashley Matthews gives back in myriad ways, from volunteering at food banks to coaching youth sports. But for the Crane Group director of tax, teaching kids financial literacy is a passion play that she hopes inspires future generations. Here, Ashley weighs in on how she gives, […]

Superhero in Sneakers: Randy Boring runs with purpose

Not everyone can enjoy the rush of running on their own two feet. But Crane Group Senior ERP Developer Randy Boring ensures that dozens of disabled youths and adults still experience the thrill of race day. Here, the husband, stepfather, grandfather, and 15-year Crane Group veteran shares how he combines his passion for running with […]