Mary L. Kramer, Vice Chair, is vice president and group publisher at Crain Communications, supervising Crain’s Cleveland Business in addition to Detroit. She had 16 years of reporting and management experience at daily newspapers before joining Crain’s Detroit Business in April 1989.
She serves on boards focused on education. She is a trustee of both the Skillman Foundation and Grand Valley State University, and was the first woman to be elected president of the historic Detroit Athletic Club. She has a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s of Science degree in integrated marketing communications from Eastern Michigan University. She holds honorary doctorates from Grand Valley, Walsh College, Alma College and Central and Eastern Michigan Universities.