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Barbour announces staff promotions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:31 AM EDT

AnnieTipton-webBarbour Publishing recently announced the July promotions of numerous employees on its editorial, production and marketing teams.

Annie Tipton has been promoted to senior acquisitions editor. In her new role, Tipton is focusing solely on acquisitions, as she will be responsible for product development in fiction and nonfiction. She also will manage Barbour’s acquisitions team—including Rebecca Germany, senior fiction editor; Brigitta Nortker, who has been promoted to nonfiction acquisitions editor; and an additional, soon-to-be-hired nonfiction acquisitions editor.

Regular Baptist Press hires new editorial director PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:14 AM EDT

DavidGunn-webDavid Gunn has joined Regular Baptist Press (RBP) as its new editorial director of publications. Gunn’s responsibilities include overseeing development for non-curriculum products, including the Baptist Bulletin, books, Bible studies and Vacation Bible School.

“For nearly a century the GARBC (General Association of Regular Baptist Churches) and its publishing arm, RBP, have played a vital role in equipping, strengthening and mobilizing the Regular Baptist sector of American Christianity,” Gunn said. “I count it a blessing and an honor to participate in this great work that God has established for our good and His glory.”

InterVarsity Press welcomes new associate editor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:10 PM EDT

HelenLee-webInterVarsity Press is bringing Helen Lee on board as the associate editor for IVP Books and IVP Praxis. An award-winning writer and editor, Lee will start at the company Sept. 2.

“We received an overwhelming flood of applications from qualified and talented candidates for our general books editor opening,” said Cindy Bunch, editorial director for IVP Books. “Helen Lee met all my desires and expectations—and more. She brings not only an incredible educational and vocational background, but she is already networked in overlapping and expanding circles with our author and reader base. I am thrilled to have her begin working with us.”

Retail group announces staff changes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:37 AM EDT

PaulMartino-webThe National Retail Federation (NRF) announced Tuesday the hiring of Paul G. Martino as vice president and senior policy counsel, and the elevation of Beth Provenzano to vice president for federal government relations.

Martino and Provenzano will work with the NRF Government Relations Department and focus on emerging public policy priorities, including data security, payments, mobile and e-commerce, privacy and patent reform.

“The National Retail Federation looks for world-class talent within our ranks and beyond,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Beth and Paul have been valuable members of our team for a number of years whose in-depth knowledge of the retail industry and relationships on and off Capitol Hill will go a long way in advancing the retail industry’s public policy priorities.”

Martino joins NRF from the Washington office of the national law firm Alston & Bird LLP, where he served as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s privacy and data security practice. He has worked with the retail community as a consultant to NRF on a number of retail industry issues since 2008. Before joining the firm, Martino served as majority counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee and principal advisor on privacy and e-commerce to its chairman, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Provenzano has been with NRF since 2011. She has been leading the retail industry’s efforts on patent litigation reform BethProvenzano-weband continues to play a crucial role in the debate over swipe fees. Before joining NRF, she served as deputy chief of staff for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and staffed Senators John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Bob Graham, D-Fla.

“As public policy and regulation advance in the technology and privacy realm, NRF is primed and ready for the challenge,” Shay said. “Beth’s promotion and Paul’s hiring send a strong signal that retail is a technologically driven and innovative industry, and that NRF is the voice of this consumer-driven industry.”

Joel Kneedler to join W Publishing Group PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:46 PM EDT

WPublishingMatt Baugher, senior vice president and publisher of W Publishing Group, a Thomas Nelson imprint, announces the hiring of Joel Kneedler as associate publisher. Recently serving as a lead agent for Alive Communications, Kneedler brings with him a wealth of experience in a variety of publishing areas.

"Throughout his publishing career, Joel has exemplified a deep passion for meaningful author relationships and strong content development,” Baugher said. “For the many projects on which we have partnered together, he has been a key part of our strategic campaigns, and I know that he will be a valuable asset for our authors going forward. His background in publicity, marketing and acquisition will all be utilized in his new role as associate publisher, and we couldn't be more thrilled that he will be joining our team."

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