Ellen Crane provides strategic public relations planning and execution to both companies and marketing/pr agencies. She specializes in a wide variety of industries, including health care, legal, real estate, education and nonprofits.
Most recently, she served as director of external affairs and communications for Boca Raton-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), a national network of centers that treat adults fighting cancer.
Before joining CTCA, she managed her own public relations firm for more than 15 years. Among her clients were the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, Canon Solutions America, Broward Education Foundation, John Knox Village Foundation, YMCA of South Palm Beach County and the Lighthouse of Broward.
Throughout her career she held senior public relations positions with such major companies as the Aluminum Company of America in Pittsburgh, American Airlines in Fort Worth, Texas, and Hill and Knowlton in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. She also worked for Offerdahl’s Bagel Gourmet during its transition to Einstein Bros Bagels, the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Tripp, Scott, the e-learning company LearningPays.com, and the Barbar Group, a Boca Raton-based real estate firm.
A graduate of Leadership Broward, Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Ellen earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and was active at Pine Crest School, where her three daughters studied for 14 years.
Named one of the Top 100 Women in Broward County, Ellen also was named a Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in Communications and a Woman of Distinction by the March of Dimes. In addition, she has received the Miami Dolphin’s Community Quarterback Award and been honored by the Salvation Army as an Advisory Board Member of the Year. A member of the Public Relations Society of America, she holds an accreditation in public relations (APR). She also is a black belt in mixed martial arts.