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James Blease Cranford

James Blease Cranford was American real estate executive. Certified manager community associations, 1997.

Background

  • Cranford, James Blease was born on October 22, 1950 in Bethune, South Carolina, United States. Son of Colel Blease and Olivia Ardel (Adams) Cranford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Carolina University, 1972.

    Career

    • Manufacturing supervisor Deering Milliken, Inc., Lagrange, Georgia, 1972-1973, manufacturing training manager, 1973-1974, Burlington Industries, Hickory, North Carolina, 1974. Management training manager Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Winston-Salem, 1974-1976. Real estate property manager Chicora Development, Inc., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1977-1981.

      President, chief executive officer Quadrant, Inc., 1981-1998. Principal Cranford Consultant Company, since 1998. Board directors National Shag Dance Championship.

    Major achievements

    • Certified manager community associations, 1997.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors Grand Strand Young Men’s Christian Association, Myrtle Beach, 1986-1989. North-South High School All-Star Game Committee, Myrtle Beach, vice president 1988, president-elect, since 1989, president, 1990. Member Community Associations Institute (national trustee 1988-1994, PCAM designee 1983, American Mathematical Society designee 1990, National Volunteer of Year 1988, President Club, 1992, Hall of Fame 1989, Distinguished Service award 1994), Grand Strand Yacht Club, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

    Personality

    Interests

    Boating, bicycling, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Sue Black, June 24, 1972. Children: Chadwick Kyle (deceased), Shaun Welborn.
    • father: Colel Blease Cranford
    • mother: Olivia Ardel (Adams) Cranford
    • spouse: Virginia Sue Black
    • children: Chadwick Kyle Cranford (deceased)
    • Shaun Welborn Cranford
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    Born October 22, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Western Carolina University
    • 1972 - 1973
      Manufacturing supervisor Deering Milliken
      Lagrange, Georgia, United States
    • 1974
      Manufacturing supervisor Deering Milliken
      Hickory, North Carolina, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      management, training manager Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    • 1977 - 1981
      real estate property manager, Chicora Development
      Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
    • 1981 - 1998
      president, officer Quadrant
    • 1981 - 1998
      chief executive, officer Quadrant
    • 1998
      principal Cranford Consultant, Company
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