KC Crain

KC Crain

President and Chief Executive Officer, Crain Communications

KC Crain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Crain Communications Inc., overseeing the day-to-day operations of Crain Communications as well as the company’s family of brands—including Automotive News and Advertising Age.

Previously, Crain held roles of Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Operations, Vice President, and Group Publisher. He started at Crain as a Reporter for Automotive News.

Active in a number of civic and business activities, Crain is Board Chair for the Detroit Children’s Fund and sits on the boards of the Young Presidents Organization and the College for Creative Studies.

In addition to keen interests and influential connections throughout the automotive, tech, and publishing industries, he is dedicated to Detroit’s economic development with investments and partnerships in real estate and restaurant ventures.

Crain earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Denison University.