Wayne Cranford

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A member of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, Wayne Cranford brought the creative revolution of the 60s to the mid-South with a vision of offering Madison Avenue quality communications on Main Street. A pioneering industry leader for more than fifty years, Cranford has worked with many high-level executives, including hundreds of CEOs and seven governors. Indeed, fellow Arkansas native President Bill Clinton recognized Cranford’s executive expertise by appointing him to chair the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts from 1994 to 2001. Cranford is a former president of the Southwestern Association of Advertising Agencies; former chairman of the Southwest Council, American Association of Advertising Agencies; member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ National Governmental Relations Committee from 1992 to 2001; and former member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the National Advertising Agency Network. Wayne is married to Frances Anderson Cranford and they have three sons, the founding partners of Cranford Co.

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