Crandall C. Bowles

Crandall Bowles has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 2010.

Crandall is chairman of Springs Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of window products for the home.  From 1998 until 2007, she was also CEO of Springs Industries, which during those years included a major textile home furnishings business. The textile business merged with a Brazilian company in 2006 and Crandall retired as CEO in 2007.

Crandall earned a BA in Economics from Wellesley College in Massachussetts and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York.

She is a director of Deere & Company, JPMorgan Chase & Company and the Sara Lee Corporation. Crandall is a trustee of the Brookings Institution and is on the governing boards of the Packard Center at Johns Hopkins, the UNC Press, and the Global Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is on the board of the Carolina Thread Trail, a group based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that is developing a 15-county trail network, and of the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a large public recreational area in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Crandall formerly served on the board of the African Wildlife Foundation.