With more than 50 years of combined experience in the region, the CSI Crane team has worked in the media, private sector, non-profit and public sectors on most every type of communications opportunity or challenge. From executive messaging and positioning to the latest in social media, CSI Crane offers experienced team members and the know how and connections to complete your project or serve as your ongoing and valued communications partner.
Principal, Media relations/strategy
Bill Crane 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 2008, Crane began a weekly political column, carried initially by The Champion, DeKalb County’s legal organ, and in 2010 a monthly column in Georgia Trend. Crane’s analysis is also regularly contributed seen Georgia Public Television, “The Lawmakers,” CNN International and Al Jazeera English.
Crane has also become one of the southeast's most visible political analysts and commentators. His broadcast work began with NBC affiliate, 11Alive News during the 2000 Presidential Election. During 2011, he made the move to ABC affiliate, WSB-TV and Action News. His radio commentary began in 2006 on WSB Radio News/Talk 750, and has expanded to WSB-95.5 FM and Cox Radio outlets across the country. A weekly political column started in 2008, initially carried by DeKalb County's legal organ, The Champion and it's sister publication The Champion Free Press, is now lightly syndicated across Georgia including numerous community weekly newspapers and the coastal daily, The Brunswick News. Crane's on-air analysis has also resulted in regular appearances and contribution to Georgia Public Television's "The Lawmakers," as well as CNN International and Al Jazeera English.
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, specializing in crisis management, corporate reputation and executive visibility as well as the communications and governmental challenges of highly regulated industries.
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.
Sue Rodman has more than 20 years in communications management, freelance writing and public relations. The editor and owner of Field Trips with Sue, has substantial experience in association management, media relations, events and program management.
Sue’s work is award-winning and spans from directing the Real Estate Practice for the GCI Group in Atlanta, Georgia to serving as Assistant Manager of the Georgia Press Association.
Sue is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communications. She met her husband, Paul Rodman while working as a Disney Cast member at Disney World. The Rodmans have three sons and call northwest Atlanta home.
Video Production Manager
Jack Dunham is an award-winning producer, director, videographer and editor, with more than three decades of experience in film, video and digital production and post-production. A licensed and certified drone pilot and camera operator, Jack has flown drones and captured incredible images of some of the most beautiful sights and scenes of the south.
With significant experience in news, film and television production, as well as animation...Jack really IS a Jack of All Trades in the video/online and film production arena. In addition to his creativity, Jack is always able to match the production to a client's budget, without sacrificing quality of the final product.
A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Jack now calls his home-state home again, but works on productions and shoots in the field and on the road throughout the year. Dunham and Crane have worked together since the early 1990s, and have more than two decades of credentials working together on Media and Messaging Training Sessions for numerous C-suite executives from among the Fortune 1000.
Alicia Stafford works on Capitol Hill for a member of Georgia’s Congressional delegation. Her work there has included Social Media Manager, Assistant Press Officer and Legislative Assistant. Prior to her half decade in D.C., Alicia was an initial hire and team member of CSI Crane in 2008.
Alicia led client engagements for Alliance Health Care, eduKalb and Monocle Health Group.
Stafford is a Georgia Bulldog and graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism. While Washington, D.C. is her current home, she expects to relocate back home to Georgia in the not too distant future.