Until his retirement, Jameson “Jay” Crane Jr. served as the vice president of investments for The Crane Group Co. in Columbus, Ohio. The Crane Group, a privately-held family business, is a diversified portfolio company.
As part of a third-generation family business, Jay joined the Crane Plastics Company (manufacturing business division) as a young man and worked his way up to eventually lead The Crane Investment Co.
Jay has a wealth of experience in the business world, having primarily worked in manufacturing, sales, banking and investments. In addition to his work with The Crane Group, Jay has also served as a vice president of the Fairwood Investment Company, and was a former director at CNBC BanCorp.
Jay has also been actively involved with community giving, support and service through a variety of board positions, including the boards of Gallaudet University, the Dorothy E. Ann Fund (D.E.A.F.) at the Columbus Foundation, the President’s Club at Ohio State University, Commerce National Bank and several others. He is a former board chair of the Deaf Services Center of Columbus (Ohio).
Jay and his wife Meredith are the parents of two Deaf children and grandparents of three. Jay has maintained an active personal interest in organizations that serve Deaf and hard of hearing populations.
Jay’s term runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. This is his third term.