Ryan Craig to lead Logan Chamber

Posted on January 21, 2015 10:12 PM

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Ryan Craig has been named executive director of the Logan County Chamber.

Craig, who is the owner and publisher of the Todd County Standard in Elkton, is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with bachelor's degrees in both public relations and history. 

He is a former reporter for the News-Democrat & Leader, as well as copy desk chief of the Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville and page one designer for the Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville.

During Craig's time at the Standard, it has been named best small weekly newspaper in Kentucky for eight straight years by the Kentucky Press Association, and Craig has won over 132 individual awards. Craig was also the lead journalist on a series of stories which received both state and national recognition for uncovering serious flaws in the Kentucky social services system in wake of the murder of 9-year-old Amy Dye. 

Craig, also owner of Craig Media, LLC, currently serves on the Kentucky Press Association's executive board of directors as treasurer, the Western Kentucky University Student Publications Committee and the Curriculum Committee for WKU's School of Journalism and Broadcasting.

Craig lives in Russellville with his wife, Jenni, and four children—Owen, John, Summer and Sparrow. He is a member of Bellview Baptist Church in Allegre.

"I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, its members and the community and continue the fine tradition and purpose the Chamber holds,” says Craig. “I plan to visit every current member of the Chamber as well as prospective members and hope to build upon standing programs and expand services so the Chamber may be an even more valuable resource for Logan County and its citizens."

“On behalf of the board of directors we want to welcome Ryan and his family to the Logan County Chamber,” states Shane Hayes, 2015 Chamber president.  “We feel that Ryan and Executive Assistant Amanda Baker will make a great team that will continue the strong traditions of the Chamber. We want to once again thank Lisa Browning, former director, for her many years of dedicated service. I appreciate everyone who showed interest in the position as well as the board for its diligent efforts in the matter.”


Copyright © The Logan Journal 2009 - 2021