KC Crain is executive vice president/director of corporate operations for Crain Communications Inc and group publisher of the automotive group, which includes Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Automobilwoche and Autoweek. Additionally he is group publisher of Crain’s Chicago Business, Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business. He also oversees the European-based titles of European Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Plastics and Rubber Weekly and Urethanes Technology International.
As Director of Corporate Operations, Mr. Crain oversees the corporate technology, knowledge management, audience development and digital teams for the entire organization, a vital leadership role as Crain continues to adopt and implement new technology and strategies.
KC Crain was named a vice president of Crain Communications in May 2008 and publisher of Autoweek in March 2007. He also has held the roles of associate publisher and advertising director at Autoweek. Prior to his appointments on Autoweek, Mr. Crain served as an automotive reporter for the highly respected automotive trade publication, Automotive News and was an early member of Crain Communications Inc’s corporate New Media department.
Active in a number of civic and business activities, Mr. Crain serves on the boards of Cornerstone Schools, Karmanos Cancer Institute, College for Creative Studies and the Detroit Historical Society steering committee, and as a member and board member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Crain is a graduate of Denison University, where he earned a B.A. in communications.