Don Crim was promoted to executive editor in June 2015. He had been managing editor of The Herald-Whig since 2001, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom staff and serving on the newspaper's editorial board. Crim joined The Herald-Whig in 1979 after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent 17 years in the sports department, including 10 years as sports editor, winning 21 statewide awards for column writing, feature writing, investigative reporting and page design. He was named news editor in 1996. A native of Macon, Mo., Crim was a founding member of Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers and served as co-chairman of the 2011 and 2012 American Red Cross Heroes fundraising campaigns. He has served on various community boards, and advisory, youth and scholarship selection committees. He and his wife, Peggy, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.