Rich Crandall is Colorado's commissioner of education. He was a member of the Arizona legislature from 2007 to 2013, serving in both the House and Senate and as chair of both chambers' education committees. He resigned from his Senate seat when he was appointed to head the Wyoming Department of Education by then-governor Matt Mead. Crandall also served as a school board member for Arizona’s largest district.
Crandall is the founder of CN Resource, a national child-nutrition audit firm, and is a former partner at Crandall Corporate Dietitians. He earned a master's degree in accountancy from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is completing a doctorate in education leadership from Northern Arizona University.