Known as the "Yella Fella" after his wood products—he's CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving—Rane is president of the Auburn Board of Trustees and an Auburn megabooster. Part of Auburn's new football facility is named for him. Rane was close to ousted Auburn trustee and fellow millionaire booster Bobby Lowder, and once held millions of dollars in shares of Lowder's failed bank, Colonial. Rane has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans in Alabama and elsewhere.
President, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., Great Southern Wood of Florida, Inc., Great Southern Wood of North Alabama, Inc. and Great Southern Wood--Statesboro, Inc.; Manager, Texas, Great Southern Wood, LLC; President, Global Fibers USA, Inc., (lumber companies), Abbeville, AL. Indicates that the director is also an executive officer.more » « less