Doug Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Penguin, will be leaving the company, effective January 3, to accept the position of Chief Administrative Officer of Acelero Learning, Inc., an early childhood education company which works to improve the delivery of Head Start services at the local level. In addition, Dick Heffernan will retire at the end of the year from Penguin’s Adult Hardcover and Children’s Sales department, which he has run since 1996. PRH filled some of Heffernan’s responsibilities by promoting John Lawton to SVP, Director of Adult Hardcover Sales for Penguin beginning on January 2.
Joe Mangan is moving to Hachette as COO; he holds that position at Perseus Books Group until January 31. Perseus CFO Charles Gallagher will be promoted to COO on January 1, and will continue his CFO duties as well.
Judith Regan is returning to book publishing as CEO of Regan Arts, a new division of Phaidon Global.
Tina Constable has announced that Diana Baroni will be joining Harmony Books. She was previously VP, Executive Editor at Grand Central, and Heather Jackson and Leah Miller will now report to Baroni.
Cathy Gruhn has left Hilsinger Mendelson for Little, Brown and Company as Associate Director of Lifestyle Publicity. Her new email address is: [email protected]
Margaret Milnes has joined Running Press in the new position of Senior Director of Brand Management, responsible for developing and coordinating growth strategies for key brands and business lines. Milnes spent the past three years as a Brand Strategy and Sales Development Consultant and before that was at Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. In addition, Sophia Muthuraj has joined Running Press as Editor. Previously she was an Associate Editor at Gotham/Avery.
Leigh Ann Ambrosi, has joined the Magrino Agency at SVP with over 15 years of experience in marketing and publicity. Previously, she was VP of Brand Publishing at Crown Archetype.
At Rodale, Ethan Boldt has been named to the newly created position of Executive Director of Direct Books, overseeing the editorial development of the direct-to-consumer business. He will report to Rodale Book publisher, Mary Ann Naples. Boldt was most recently Chief Content Office of Direct Marketing IQ.
Alison Mackeen will join Basic Books as Senior Editor in January. Previously she was Senior Editor for Arts and Literature at Princeton University Press.
Tiffany Hill will join Quirk Books as Acquisitions Editor beginning January 6th. She has been at Quarry Books, an imprint of Quayside.
Peter Kay has is leaving Norton where he ran Digital Marketing and Strategy to start his own children’s digital media company that will publish digital-first ebook/apps for kids.
Neil Levin is now VP, Business Development at Librify; previously, he was President of EverPub LLC.
Gonzalo Ferreyra has joined Ingram Publisher Services in the role of Director of Acquisitions, Full-service Distribution. Carter Holliday, most recently with Ingram’s Lightning Source, has been appointed to Director of Acquisitions, third-party logistics and Ingram Content Group Services. Leah Rex has been promoted to Director of Client Relations, Ingram Publisher Services.
Ken Fultz has been named the new General Manager of Bookmasters; he was previously VP of Operations at book manufacturer Thomson-Shore.
At Egmont USA, Georgia Morrissey has been named part-time Art Director. Jordan Hamessley has joined as Editor. She was previously an Associate Editor at Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan. Read More