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May 2017


Hallie Patterson has joined Abrams as associate director of publicity for children’s books.

Vanessa Jedrej has been named to the newly created position of global brand manager at Wimpy Kid, Inc., beginning June 12. Most recently she was marketing director at Penguin Random House Children’s Books in the U.K.

Algonquin Young Readers

Eileen Lawrence has been named associate publisher of Algonquin Young Readers; she was previously marketing director.

Charlesbridge Publishing

Mel Schuit is joining Charlesbridge as marketing, publicity, and promotion assistant. She was formerly an author marketing manager at Emerald Publishing.

Children’s Book Council

Ryan Mita has been named membership manager of the Children’s Book Council. Most recently he was a marketing associate at Knopf Doubleday.

Penguin Young Readers

Julie Moody Rosenberg has joined Razorbill as editor; she was formerly associate editor at Disney-Hyperion.

Denise Cronin has been promoted to v-p and executive art director at Viking; she was previously v-p and art director.

Nancy Brennan has been promoted to art director; she was previously associate art director.

Random House Children’s Books

Sydney Tillman has joined Random House Children’s Books as publicity assistant.

Cassandra Fernandez, formerly corporate communications assistant at Simon & Schuster, has joined Random House Children’s Books as marketing assistant.

Jenna Lettice has been promoted to associate editor, from assistant editor.

Michael Joosten has been promoted to associate editor, from assistant editor.

Anna Membrino has been promoted to associate editor, from assistant editor.


Elizabeth Parisi has been promoted to v-p, creative director for Scholastic Press; she was previously creative director.

Lizette Serrano has been promoted to senior director of educational marketing and event strategy; she was previously director of education/library marketing and conventions.

Rachel Feld has been named senior director of marketing; she was previously director of marketing.

Michelle Campbell has been promoted to marketing manager, from assistant marketing manager.

Devin MacDonald has been named assistant marketing manager; she was previously senior coordinator.

Vaishali Nayak has been promoted to senior marketing coordinator; she was previously marketing coordinator.

Abby Stahlman has been promoted to senior designer, marketing; she was previously designer.

Samantha Palazzi has joined Scholastic as publishing manager for the Chicken House and David Fickling imprints; she was previously project manager in Scholastic’s National Partnerships department.

Matthew Poulter has joined Scholastic as marketing manager, educational marketing; he was previously membership and marketing director at the Children’s Book Council.

Shara Zaval, formerly U.S. publicity and marketing manager at Faber & Faber, has joined Scholastic in the newly-created position of marketing manager of picture books.

Vanessa Han has joined Klutz as designer; she was previously a designer at Penguin Random House.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Nicole Fiorica has joined Margaret K. McElderry Books as editorial assistant.

Elizabeth Mims has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as a production editorial assistant for the Aladdin and Simon Pulse imprints.

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