Christopher Crain has been promoted to executive vice president, director of strategic operations, of Crain Communications Inc., the parent of Pensions & Investments.
Also, Christopher J. Battaglia, publisher of Pensions & Investments, has been promoted to group publisher, taking on responsibilities for an additional publication, Business Insurance, while maintaining his position at P&I.
In his new position, Mr. Crain will implement the company's customer relationship management initiative, creating a unified database for all 6 million registered users across all Crain brands and titles. He also will be responsible for developing projects to broaden non-advertising revenue across the company. The publication Staffing Industry Analysts will continue to report to him.
“Chris has done an outstanding job of pulling together the disparate parts of the CRM project, and I look forward to his helping us develop other such projects to broaden our base of business which are crucial to the future success of our company,” said Crain President Rance Crain.