Lafferty was most recently WRN's associate publisher. Previously, he served as the publication's eastern region sales manager. He started his career as a copy editor at WRN in 1997 and became managing editor in 1999.
“Brennan is the consummate 'idea guy' who constantly strives to move the business forward,” KC Crain, VP-group publisher, said in a statement. “I look forward to watching the WRN brand flourish under Brennan's leadership and collaborative style.”
Crain Communications also publishes BtoB and Media Business.