Ron Fournier, Crain’s Detroit Business editor/publisher and veteran DC political journalist, has joined Truscott Rossman in Lansing.
He will succeed president Kelly Rossman-McKinney, who is retiring June 1 to run for a state Senate seat.
Fournier moved to Crain’s in 2006 after serving as Associated Press’ national political writer/DC bureau chief, National Journal editor-in-chief and Atlantic columnist. He began his journalism career at the AP in Little Rock, where he covered Gov. Bill Clinton.
Fournier is leaving journalism because he “wants to get off the sidelines and into the arena,” according to the CDB.
At TR, Fournier will help shape the direction of the firm and seek new business opportunities in the Detroit area and Washington.
John Truscott is buying out Rossman-McKinney’s stake in the firm. He plans to retain the firm's name.
TR moved into the national spotlight in February with news that it was working with Michigan State to manage fallout connected with the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.