Jason Stein, a media professional with 25 years of journalism experience across multiple platforms, is a leading personality in the global automotive space. His career path includes international experience within the auto industry, but also professional sports, auto racing, entertainment, and economics. He has experience as a live moderator, daily podcast host, and columnist. A frequent speaker on automotive issues, he is also a contributor to national and international radio programs as well as a weekly segment in Detroit, MI. Stein is currently the global media leader of four international brands and two industry specific titles. He directs the editorial and commercial operations for Automotive News, one of the world’s largest business-to-business media organizations and leads three international Automotive News properties, including Europe, Canada, and China. Stein joined Automotive News as a Detroit-based reporter in October 2003 before transferring to Automotive News Europe’s Munich, Germany, headquarters in 2005. Two years later, he was named publisher of Automotive News Europe, a responsibility that included the management of the news and commercial operations, covering 32 European countries as well as marketing, digital, audience, and event activities. In 2009, he returned to Detroit to oversee the editorial operations of Automotive News. In 2012 he added the responsibility of associate publisher, then publisher in 2013. Before joining Automotive News, Stein was an award-winning automotive columnist, and news and sports writer for several North American newspapers in Ontario, Ohio, and Indiana. In late 2015, Stein helped form the Crain Communications/Michigan State University Detroit Journalism Program for aspiring journalists within the city of Detroit. He has served as a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. He also holds a position as a juror for the World Car of the Year Award and Ford’s annual Salute to Dealers recognition program at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention. Stein holds a degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.