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Leadership changes at Automotive News

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Automotive Information announced a retirement, a hiring and a marketing Monday as Publisher KC Crain...

Automotive Information announced a retirement, a hiring and a marketing Monday as Publisher KC Crain continues to reshape his management team.

The moves:

• Dave Versical, 66, has resolved to retire. Versical joined the paper as a reporter in 1986 and has held quite a few management roles about the many years. Most just lately, he has been chief of editorial functions, overseeing the flagship weekly paper and affiliate marketers including Fixed Ops Journal, Automotive Information Canada and Automotive Information Television. He will go away at the stop of the year.

• Chrissy Taylor is joining in a new position: vice president of editorial functions. She will oversee all factors of the newsroom with the certain mandate of creating Automotive Information a actually digital media corporation.

Taylor, forty three, has used the previous a few and a 50 % many years as controlling editor of the Chicago Tribune. In that role, she has evolved the Tribune’s information operation to concentrate on articles techniques that generate digital subscriptions and deepen engagement with the newspaper’s journalism.

Prior to joining the Tribune in 2018, Taylor used 14 many years with Tribune Publishing’s Hartford Courant, wherever she grew to become vice president of digital publishing. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan. She joins Automotive Information on Oct. 18.

• Jamie Butters has been named government editor. Butters, fifty two, came to the paper as chief articles officer in 2018 just after 10 many years at Bloomberg Information, wherever his roles included U.S. transportation team leader. While continuing to direct Automotive Information, Butters will engage in a even larger role as the exterior deal with of the manufacturer, conveying his know-how to a broader viewers at sector gatherings. He is a normal columnist as properly as a host of the Automotive Information “Day-to-day Drive” podcast.

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