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|Emily Crane Bio|
Vice President of Meetings & Education
Emily Crane joined the association as a summer intern in 2005 and has advanced through several roles to her current position. Prior to joining the association Emily managed a flower and interior design shop in Roswell, GA., was an instructor for Wilton and had her own custom cake and invitation business, all while earning her college degree.
Emily’s primary responsibility is working with the staff to plan events that allow members to further their education on the ever-changing trucking industry and to ensure members get the best care from GMTA when it comes to their interactions with the association. “A valuable benefit of being part of GMTA is access to the events, meetings and trainings that we host,” she notes. “Having a hand in creating value through these events and environments for our members is a privilege and I look forward to getting to do this part of my job every day.” She also is responsible for the marketing and outreach efforts of the association.
Emily’s role has her involved with the GMTA’s Safety & Security Council as well and that blends nicely with her other passion -- racing. She regularly assists in coordinating events for several racing and karting organizations, Atlanta Motorsports Park; Rides to Remember, an annual charity event for childhood cancer patients.
Emily has a B.S. in communications with an emphasis in public relations from Kennesaw State University. She also completed her Certified Meeting Professional certification in 2013 from the Convention Industry Council. She and her husband, Phillip, live in Marietta. Phillip is a counselor at Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock and a professional racing driver and instructor. They spend most of their free time at the track, traveling with their race team and spending time with friends. Emily serves on the leadership team for Lazarus Ministries, a homeless ministry in Atlanta, and enjoys baking, decorating and crafting.