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Ranalli Cruse Public Strategies partners with clients to build trust and cultivate relationships that maximize impact. By leveraging our strengths and strategically communicating the right message to the right audience, we help clients to achieve the results they desire.

With statewide grassroots experience and a presence in Chattanooga and Nashville, we are uniquely positioned to serve clients throughout Tennessee.


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Betsy Ranalli


Betsy is a seasoned public and community relations professional with political, government, non-profit and business experience. With statewide project and staff management experience, Betsy especially enjoys developing strategic plans and messaging aimed at reaching diverse audiences.

She served on U.S. Senator Bob Corker’s staff for eight years; leading his six Tennessee offices and statewide staff as state director for the last six years. More recently, she headed up the community development department at EPB, Chattanooga's publicly owned electric power and telecommunications provider, coordinating their work with a Tennessee fiber optics provider association.

Before serving on Corker’s Senate staff, Betsy worked on a regional policy initiative for Corker’s mayoral administration. She also worked on regulatory issues for McKee Foods Corporation and fundraising efforts for “First Things First,” a non-profit based in Chattanooga.

Betsy currently serves on the Bright School and Memorial Hospital Foundation boards. Her previous board service includes the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Metro Ideas Project.

A southeast Tennessee native, Betsy is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Betsy and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters and split their time between Chattanooga and Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Carlie Cruse


Carlie has worked hard to build a reputation as a trusted advisor to leaders in government, business and non-profit for more than a decade. With an expertise in building relationships, she particularly enjoys connecting people and working towards creative solutions to problems.

Most recently Carlie was the Director of Community Partnerships with EPIC Girl, Inc., a Nashville non-profit whose mission is to empower at-risk females through education programs and mentoring. Prior, she served as U.S. Senator Bob Corker’s field director in the Middle Tennessee region. In that role, she built and managed relationships with key community leaders, businesses, non-profits and grassroots organizations, as well as planned and executed community events on the senator’s behalf.

Carlie’s prior experiences include serving as a strategic advisor for Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, one of the nation’s top healthcare communications consulting firms, communications director for the Tennessee Republican Party, and deputy scheduler for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign.

She began her career in Washington, D.C., where she worked for U.S. Senators Mel Martinez and Richard Shelby.

An Alabama native, Carlie is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she studied public relations and political science. She resides in Nashville with her husband and two children.


Carlie Cruse 615.708.7660 |

Betsy Ranalli 423.618.1279 |

P.O. Box 4666 | Chattanooga, TN 37405