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Andrea Crane


Andrea Crane spent her early years in Havana and then in Ohio before moving to Chicago to attend college. Andrea earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Northwestern University and later a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Southern Illinois University. After receiving her degree in Special Education, Andrea taught in the University Lab School and worked as the Director of a school for the children of migrant workers. Andrea then served as Director of Early Childhood Education for the Illinois Office of Education.

Wishing to expand her knowledge of effective business practice, Andrea returned to Northwestern, where she earned an MBA with majors in Organizational Development and Business Policy at the Kellogg School of Management. After graduation, she combined her love of education with her desire to launch a company of her own. It was this marriage of purpose that led to the creation of Training Consultants Incorporated, a Chicago-based company specializing in the development of custom designed training programs. For over two decades, Andrea and her team worked to structure innovative learning systems targeted at maximizing human performance and building top-performing organizations.

Andrea then founded Benefit Magic, LLC, an independent insurance brokerage. After assisting employers and individual clients in navigating the increasingly complex insurance market for over 16 years, Andrea transitioned Benefit Magic to its new owner.

While living in Chicago, Andrea served as a member of the Alumni Board of the Kellogg School of Management, as well as serving as a member of the Board of the Medical Research Institute Council of Michael Reese Hospital. During this period, Andrea and her husband, Harry, were enthusiastic supporters of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Since moving to Tucson in 2016, Andrea has continued to pursue her lifelong love of music. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Arizona Opera and a member of the Boards of the Arizona Opera League of Tucson and the Tucson Desert Song Festival. She also serves on the Board of the Northwestern University Alumni Club of Tucson and as a member of the Southern Arizona Advisory Committee of Act One, an organization whose purpose is to provide Arizona’s children access to the arts.