Early Career Committee
Helping you take the next step up in your career in children’s publishing!
The Children’s Book Council’s Early Career Committee (ECC) is dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first five years in the children’s publishing industry, contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole, and fostering literacy. Through dynamic programming created by the industry’s young professionals, the ECC offers career development, a friendly social community, and networking and volunteer opportunities.
2023 Committee Members
Josie Dallam (Secretary), School and Library Marketing Coordinator, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Jena Groshek (CBC Liaison), Marketing Manager, Children’s Book Council
Chelsea Abdullah, Marketing Associate, Astra Books for Young Readers
Lois Evans, Editor, Make Me a World, Random House Children’s Books
Savannah Kennelly, Digital Marketing Associate, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Elias Kotsis, Publishing Coordinator, Disney Publishing Worldwide
Maggie Salko, Marketing Coordinator, Little Bee Books
Gabriela Taboas Zayas, Associate Editor, Penguin Young Readers
Jon Simeon, Associate Designer, Charlesbridge
Victoria Velez, Publicity Coordinator, Scholastic
Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? Email Shaina.Birkhead@cbcbooks.org.