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


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


Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Carolina University, 1972.


Manufacturing supervisor, Deering Milliken, Inc., Lagrange, Georgia, 1972-1973; manufacturing training manager, Deering Milliken, Inc., Lagrange, Georgia, 1973-1974; manufacturing training manager, Burlington Industries, Hickory, North Carolina, 1974; management training manager, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1974-1976; real estate property manager, Chicora Development, Inc., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina., 1977-1981; president, chief Executive officer, Quadrant, Inc., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina., 1981-1998; principal, Cranford Cons. Company, since 1998. Board directors First Union Bank, 1992-1995.


  • Certified manager community associations, 1997.


Board of directors Grand Strand Young Men’s Christian Association, Myrtle Beach, 1986-1989. Area vice president North-South High School All-Star Game Committee, Myrtle Beach, 1988, president-elect, since 1989, president, 1990. Member Community Assns.

Institute (national trustee 1988-1994, PCAM designee 1983, American Mathematical Society designee 1990, National Volunteer of Year 1988, President Club Hall of Fame 1989, Distinguished Svc. award 1994), Cmty. Association Mgrs. (certified 1996), GrandStrand Yacht Club, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Boating, bicycling, travel.


Married Virginia Sue Black, June 24, 1972. Children: Chadwick Kyle (deceased), Shaun Welborn.

Colel Blease Cranford

Olivia Ardel (Adams) Cranford

Virginia Sue Black

Shaun Welborn Cranford

Chadwick Kyle Cranford (deceased)