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Early Career Committee

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.

See videos of past programs.

2020 Committee Members

Arik Hardin (Chair), Managing Editorial Assistant, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Josie Dallam (Secretary), Sales Assistant, Little Bee Books

Jena Groshek (CBC Liaison), Marketing Coordinator, Children’s Book Council

Gabriella Abbate, Editorial Associate, Clarion Books

Lois Evans, Assistant Editor, Random House Books for Young Readers

Katie Gould, Associate Editor, Andrews McMeel

Savannah Kennelly, Digital Marketing Associate, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Nicole Luongo, Editorial Assistant, Mango Publishing

Cassandra Martinez, Commercial Operations Assistant, Candlewick

Gaby Paez, Marketing and Publicity Assistant, Abrams Books

Matt Phipps, Editorial Assistant, G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers

Mimi Rankin, School and Library Marketing Manager, HarperCollings Children’s Books

Jon Simeon, Design Assistant, Charlesbridge

Victoria Velez, Publicity and Marketing Assistant, 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.


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