DETROIT, – At today's Crain Communications Board of Directors meeting, David Snyder, publisher of Crain's Chicago Business, was named a vice president of Crain Communications Inc.
Mr. Snyder, 49, joined Crain's in 1983 as a researcher in the Washington bureau. He moved to Chicago in 1984 and spent the next four years as a reporter covering consumer products and food companies. He held a series of editing positions before he was named editor of the paper in 1993. Under his leadership as editor, Crain's won numerous national and local journalism awards. He was named general manager/Interactive in 2000, and directed a major relaunch of Crain's website, ChicagoBusiness.com.
In 2004, he became associate publisher, taking on expanded management duties for Crain's print, online and event operations. Mr. Snyder became publisher in September 2010.
"David's a great example of someone who has worked his way through the ranks at Crain and continued to break the mold in every position he has held," said Rance Crain, president. "His enthusiasm for multiple platforms of news and content delivery is a wonderful model for all our employees at our many brands."