Mary Kramer is the publisher of Crain's Detroit Business and a vice president of Crain Communications Inc. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in arts and media, and became the first woman to be president of Detroit Athletic Club in 2003. She has served as chairperson of the board of trustees of Leadership Detroit in 1994 to 1995. She has been honored for leadership roles by such nonprofits as Inforum and the Michigan Women's Foundation. A member of many nonprofit boards, including the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Skillman Foundation, she received an honorary doctor of letters degree from GVSU in 2006.
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