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Provident announces appointments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:38 PM EDT

provident-label-groupProvident Music Group announced Thursday the hiring of Brian Dishon as vice president of marketing and Jeff Cruz as vice president of promotions for Provident Label Group (PLG). Dishon and Cruz will oversee rosters on the Essential Records, Reunion Records and Beach Street Records imprints, and will begin their new roles April 4.

Dishon returns to Provident after a four-year term as multi-site ministries director for Cross Point Church in Nashville. During his previous employment at Provident, Dishon led the label group’s promotions team and served as vice president of marketing.

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Ave Maria Press editorial director to retire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 14 March 2016 09:24 AM EDT

RobertHammaAve Maria Press Editorial Director Robert Hamma plans to retire in July. For 25 years, he has served Ave Maria, and prior to that, he was an editor at Paulist Press.

Hamma learned the publishing business at Paulist, where he acquired and edited books, worked with RENEW and developed resources for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and college-level theology. In 1991, Frank Cunningham hired him as a book editor at Ave and editor of Spiritual Book Associates Book Club. In that role, Hamma also served as editor of Spiritual Book News. He was promoted to editorial director in 1996. 

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Lion Hudson director retires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:05 AM EST

logo lion hudsonNick Jones, managing director of Lion Hudson PLC in Oxford, U.K., announced he will retire June 6 after 35 years working in the publishing industry. After March 31, Jones will step down from his day-to-day role as managing director and become managing director emeritus until his retirement June 6. Deputy Managing Director Suzanne Wilson-Higgins will become Lion Hudson’s new managing director of April 1, working closely with Jones over the next couple of months until his retirement date.

Jones has been managing director of Lion Hudson for the last three years. Prior to this, he was managing director of Angus Hudson Ltd. and became deputy managing director of Lion Hudson when Lion Publishing PLC and Angus Hudson merged in 2003.

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Ingram promotes 3 executives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 25 February 2016 03:26 PM EST

michael-bellIngram Content Group announced Tuesday the promotion of three executives. Jacqueline Letson, Michael Bell and Emily Weiss have all been promoted to director roles.

Michael Bell has been named director of national accounts, overseeing the strategic planning and selling activities for national accounts, Internet accounts, mass merchant wholesalers and associated suppliers. Previously, Bell was the director of consumer direct fulfillment for Ingram. Earlier in his career, Bell was a field sales trainer with Johnson & Johnson. Bell received his MBA and a certificate in executive leadership from Belmont University and his bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee.

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David C Cook promotes vice president Chriscynethia Floyd PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 22 February 2016 02:07 PM EST

Chriscynethia-FloydDavid C Cook has announced that Chriscynethia Floyd will expand her role and become vice president of marketing and sales for the company's newly created Learning Resources Strategic Ministry Unit (SMU). Floyd initially joined Cook last July as vice president of marketing for books and media.

Cook recently realigned its books and curriculum into the SMU after acquiring the resources of Gospel Light and Standard Publishing last fall.

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