Elon Simms currently serves as the vice president of community impact at Crane Group. In this role, Elon is responsible for the oversight of the philanthropy program, community engagement, employee volunteerism and nonprofit board engagement, and charged with building the company’s community impact investments.
After earning his B.S. in Social Work and a Master of Social Work degree, both from The Ohio State University, Elon began his career at Franklin County Children Services as a child welfare caseworker. He then joined The Ohio State University, serving as the director of field education in the College of Social Work. Additionally, Elon also served as the director of community affairs for the City of Columbus where he was responsible for overseeing initiatives of the Mayor’s Office focused in education, faith-based initiatives, public safety, community development, and health and human services.
“I truly appreciate, and am honored to serve in this capacity. Because I am a social worker who was also employed as a caseworker for the agency, I believe that I will offer a unique perspective when it comes to understanding best practices in working with the children and families. I look forward to bringing my own knowledge, background and personal experiences to positively impact the lives of the children and families who are served by the agency.”