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.
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
Savannah Breckenridge, Marketing Assistant, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
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
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.