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Matthew Lockhart joins David C Cook Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:12 PM America/New_York

DavidCCook-webDavid C Cook announced that Christian publishing veteran Matthew Lockhart was hired Feb. 1 as publisher of the Standard Lesson Commentary, Bible-in-Life curriculum and adult trade book resources.

Lockhart has over 20 years of experience in the industry, specializing in developing resources for the church and its leaders. He has served in a variety of roles at Serendipity House, Group Publishing and, most recently, Standard Publishing as vice president, general manager and publisher.

Lockhart commented on his hiring.

“I’m excited to be joining the David C Cook team,” Lockhart said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside the gifted people at Cook in developing dynamic learning resources for the church that help shape disciples and equip leaders around the world.”

David C Cook acquired the internationally respected curriculum resources of Standard Publishing and Gospel Light last fall. These additions led to the development of the Learning Resources Strategic Ministry Unit (SMU) that realigned Cook’s books and curriculum. Lockhart joins Lindsay Black and Catherine DeVries as publishers within the SMU. Chriscynethia Floyd serves as vice president of sales and marketing, and Verne Kenney is executive publisher.

Kenney said he looked forward to having Lockhart join the team.

“Matt brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the David C Cook family,” Kenney said. “We’re looking forward to seeing Standard’s adult curriculum products reach even more local churches on a global scale through his leadership.”