Peter Craig, former executive and conference chairman of the Western Publishing Association and a longtime supporter of the B2B media industry, has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Craig provided traditional accounting, auditing and tax services to the publishing industry, as well as industry mergers and acquisitions, valuations, expert witness testimony and proving industry surveys. He wrote a book on accounting and finance for magazine publishers that was revised into more than five editions, and he conducted seminars for the industry for more than 40 years.
He is survived by sisters Ellie Craig Goldstein (Barry) and Joyce Craig (Beryl Weiner); daughters Andrea Craig Dodge (Jay) and Rebecca Dolan (Michael); granddaughters Natalie, Madeleine, and Phoebe; niece Katie (Josh) and nephews Jonathan and Daniel. Donations may be given in Peter's memory to: UCLA College of Letters & Science/Writing Program Fund #61580"0" (note on check) Director's Discretionary Fund for Writing Program, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Matt Kinsman is vice president of content + programming at Connectiv, the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b model—including publications, events, digital media, marketing services and business information. Prior to joining Connectiv's predecessor American Business Media in 2011, Kinsman was executive editor of Folio:, the leading information provider for the magazine industry.