Ron Fournier, editor and publisher of Crain's Detroit Business, will leave to join the PR firm Truscott Rossman as its president, the firm announced Wednesday.

Truscott Rossman is a bipartisan firm. Co-founder and CEO Kelly Rossman-McKinney, the Democrat, will be leaving. Starting June 1, she will campaign full-time for a seat in the Michigan Senate.

“We searched high and low for the right combination of communications skills, experience and political persuasion," John Truscott, president and co-founder, said in a statement.  "Ron is the only individual who truly hit the mark. We are honored that he agreed – and we can’t wait for him to get started.”

Fournier joined Crain's in Sept. 2016 and quickly rose to hold both the publisher and editor titles in Jan. 2017, overseeing both its business and editorial efforts.

Before returning to Detroit, Fournier was editor-in-chief of National Journal and a political columnist for The Atlantic.

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