KC Crain is President and COO of Crain Communications, a global business media enterprise with such titles as Automotive News, Autoweek, Advertising Age and Plastics News.
KC is also group publisher of Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s Detroit Business and all brands under Crain’s Automotive Group and Global Polymer Group. Previously, he held roles of executive vice president and director of corporate operations of Crain Communications, as well as associate publisher and advertising director at Autoweek. He started at Crain as a reporter for Automotive News.
Active in a number of civic and business activities, KC serves on the boards of the Detroit Children’s Fund, the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Young Presidents Organization. He sits on the steering committee of the College for Creative Studies.
In addition to keen interests and influential connections throughout the automotive, tech and publishing industries, KC is dedicated to Detroit’s economic development with investments and partnerships in real estate and restaurant ventures.