Carolyn Kroll Reidy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Carolyn Reidy was named President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, Inc. in January 2008. In this role she is responsible for all the publishing and operations of Simon & Schuster’s numerous divisions, including Adult Publishing, Children’s Publishing, Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.
Under her leadership, Simon & Schuster has taken an industry leading position in bringing its works to consumers using new digital formats and distribution capabilities, including ebooks and enhanced ebooks. Reidy has also led the company’s entry into several groundbreaking digital ventures with external partners, including the launch in February 2013 of Bookish, an industry-wide book discovery and marketing site, and the 2012 launch of Archway Publishing, a self-publishing service provider.
Reidy has also led the company’s expansion into new territories, with the founding in 2011 of Simon & Schuster India, while making numerous strategic moves that have added to its portfolio and insure its presence in every segment of the publishing marketplace. These publishing initiatives include the launch of Threshold Editions, which publishes for a conservative readership; Strebor Books, focusing on the African American market; the acquisition Howard Books, a Christian publishing company, and Beyond Words, which publishes books in the mind/body/spirit realm
Reidy first joined Simon & Schuster in 1992 as President of the Trade Divison, before being named President of the Adult Publishing Group in 2001. During her time with the company Simon & Schuster has published many acclaimed works, including books by Pulitzer Prize winners Doris Kearns Goodwin, Frank McCourt, David McCullough, Siddhartha Mukherjee; notable books by world figures, celebrities, newsmakers, memoirists and journalists including Glenn Beck, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dick Cheney, Jaycee Dugard, Walter Isaacson, Jeannette Walls and Bob Woodward; bestselling novelists Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Brad Thor and Jennifer Weiner; works of practical advice from authorities including David B. Agus, MD., Rhonda Byrne Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, and Dr. Mike Moreno; and bestselling children’s and teen authors including Cassandra Clare, Ian Falconer, Ellen Hopkins, Brandon Mull and Rachel Renee Russell. Numerous books published under her direction, including Walter Isaacson’s STEVE JOBS, Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and Rhonda Byrne’s THE SECRET have gone on to become not just publishing phenomenon as multi-million copy bestsellers but also achieved status as thought-provoking, world-wide cultural events.
Prior to Simon & Schuster, Reidy was President and Publisher of Avon Books, after having worked at William Morrow and Random House, where she was publisher of Vintage Books and Associate Publisher of the Random House imprint.
Reidy is on the Boards of Directors of the Association of American Publishers and the National Book Foundation. In 2007 Reidy was named one of “The 50 Women to Watch,” by the Wall Street Journal, and is a recipient of the Matrix Award from the New York Women in Communications. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Indiana University, where in 2011 she was recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She resides in New York City with her husband.
Executive Vice President, Publisher
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Jon Anderson was named Executive Vice President and Publisher, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division in January 2009.
In his position, Mr. Anderson is responsible for the overall operations for the Children’s Division including editorial and production, publicity, marketing and licensing activities. He oversees a publishing portfolio that serves every category of the children’s publishing business, and while maintaining an extensive backlist that includes numerous Caldecott, Newbery, and National Book Award winners, continues to publish acclaimed and bestselling books for children of all ages. Recent award-winning and bestselling titles and series include the #1 New York Times bestseller BARACK OBAMA: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, TRICKS by Ellen Hopkins, PENDRAGON by D.J. MacHale, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series by Cassandra Clare the UGLIES series by Scott Westerfeld, the National Book Award finalists CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson and THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt, TWEAK by Nic Sheff, Jon Scieszka’s TRUCKTOWN and ROBOT ZOT, beloved high-profile continuing characters including ELOISE and OLIVIA and NANCY DREW, and books based on Nickelodeon’s DORA THE EXPLORER® and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS®.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Anderson was the President and Publisher of Running Press Book Publishers, a division of Perseus Books Group. There he was responsible for revitalizing and expanding the publisher’s children’s program to include middle grade and young adult fiction. Before that, Mr. Anderson was at Penguin Putnam, Inc., where he was Vice President and Publisher of Price, Stern, Sloan and Penguin’s DreamWorks program. Prior to Penguin, Mr. Anderson was a merchandise manager and buyer at Barnes & Noble for various categories, including children’s books, mass market, and humor. He began his career at B. Dalton Booksellers, where he worked in retail and as a buyer.
Mr. Anderson is also an esteemed author of over twenty-five children’s books under the pseudonym William Boniface, with cumulative sales of more than two million copies.
Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He lives in New York City.
Executive Vice President, Publisher
Louise Burke was named Executive Vice President and Publisher of Gallery Books in September 2009. In her position she has responsibility for a publishing unit that includes the hardcover and trade paperback lines of Gallery Books; Pocket Books, the mass market publishing arm of Simon & Schuster; and Threshold Editions, the company’s conservative publishing imprint; and the Downtown Press, MTV Books, Star Trek, and WWE lines.
Ms. Burke joined the company as Executive Vice President and Publisher of Pocket Books in June 2001. During her tenure she spearheaded the launch of Threshold Editions, and Karen Hunter Publishing, an eponymous line of books of African-American interest headed up by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Karen Hunter.
Among the New York Times bestselling authors published under Ms. Burke’s direction are Glenn Beck (ARGUING WITH IDIOTS), Lisa DeGenova (STILL ALICE),Chelsea Handler (ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA), E. Lynn Harris (MAMA DEAREST), Mark R. Levin (LIBERTY AND TYRANNY), Nikki Sixx (THE HEROIN DIARIES), and Fifty Cent (FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT). Publisher of Pocket Books, the paperback home for some of the world’s best known and loved authors (founded in 1939 as America’s first paperback publisher), Ms. Burke has supervised the successful bestselling paperback publication of authors including Sandra Brown, Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Greg Iles, Stephen King Ann Rule, and Brad Thor.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. Burke served as President and Publisher of New American Library, while also overseeing the marketing departments for all Penguin/Putnam mass market and trade paperback imprints, including Berkley, Riverhead, and Perigee. Before that, she was Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher. While there, she worked with and published many bestselling and critically acclaimed authors, including Eric Jerome Dickey, Tawni O’Dell, Martha Grimes, J. F. Freedman, and Ken Follett, and orchestrated successful marketing campaigns for The Color of Water by James McBride, The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris, and Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen. Ms. Burke began her career in the Operations Department at Select magazines in 1975 before holding a variety of positions in sales and promotion at Berkley.
Ms. Burke lives in Westchester with her husband, Richard Miller, and their two children.
Ian Stewart Chapman
Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Ian Stewart Chapman was named Managing Director and Chief Executive of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., the United Kingdom subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, Inc. in December 1999. In this position, Mr. Chapman has total responsibility for the publishing, editorial, marketing and sales functions of Simon & Schuster UK, publishing a full range of adult, children’s and audio titles in both printed and digital formats. The company currently publishes about  titles per year, of which thirty percent originate from the parent company.
In January 2010, Mr. Chapman and Simon & Schuster UK were given management responsibility for the operations of Simon & Schuster Australia.
Notable authors and books published by Simon & Schuster U.K. during Mr. Chapman’s tenure include the Booker Prize-shortlisted ANIMAL’S PEOPLE by Indra Sinha, and THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction. The company is home to numerous bestselling authors including Mary Higgins Clark, Jackie Collins, #1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, Lynda LaPlante, and Tom Rob Smith. Nonfiction successes at Simon & Schuster include the #1 bestsellers PELE: The Autobiography by Pele and LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA by Christopher Ciccone, THE TIME OF MY LIFE by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi, and the 1 million copy UK bestseller THE SECRET by Rhonda Byrne.
Under Mr. Chapman’s direction, Simon & Schuster UK has greatly expanded its children’s publishing program, achieving bestselling success with locally originated titles including ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS and DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS and the works of Sophie McKenzie, and globally published works including SPIDERWICK and HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, he was Managing Director of Macmillan General Books, with overall publishing responsibility for the Macmillan, Picador, Pan and Sidgwick & Jackson imprints. He has also held editorial and publishing positions at Pan Macmillan, Hodder & Stoughton, and in the United States at William Morrow, Berkley, and Doubleday. Mr. Chapman was a member of the Publishers Association Council for 8 years, and isan acting member of the Trade Publishers Council.
Mr. Chapman is a graduate of Durham University. He lives in East Sussex with his wife and three children.
Vice President, Human Resources
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Carolyn Connolly was named Vice President, Human Resources for Simon & Schuster, Inc. in December 2007. Ms. Connolly is responsible for the human resource policies, administration, and organizational design of Simon & Schuster. In addition, Ms. Connolly is responsible for the company’s facilities management.
Prior to joining S&S, Ms. Connolly has held various positions in recruitment and employee relations. She began her career in human resources as Recruiting Manager for People Express Airlines in 1983. In 1987, she became the Director of Operations and Technology Staffing and Employee Relations at the United States Trust Company of New York. There, she became the Director of Client Facing Staffing and Employee Relations in 1990 and was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources in 2000.
Ms. Connolly is a 1983 graduate of Rutgers University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth University in 1996. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
Vice President and Publisher
Stacy Creamer joined Touchstone Fireside as Vice President and Publisher in May 2009.
In her position, she is responsible for the overall operations of the Touchstone and Fireside imprints including editorial, publicity and marketing. Ms. Creamer leads a an imprint that is known for publishing bestselling authors like Philippa Gregory and J.A. Jance, as well as recent bestsellers including The Skinnygirl Dish by Bethenny Frankel, A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth, The Trump Card by Ivanka Trump and The Bro Code by Barney Stinson.
Prior to joining Touchstone Fireside, Ms. Creamer was Vice President and Editor in Chief of Broadway Books where she edited Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name. She joined Doubleday Broadway books in 2001, and there edited numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling works including Saving Graces by Elizabeth Edwards, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald, Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong, ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop, and RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Rice.
Ms. Creamer began her publishing career in 1984 as an editorial assistant at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, where she rose to become Executive Editor. At Putnam’s she was the editor of bestsellers like Lance Armstrong’s It’s Not About the Bike, and edited numerous high profile authors including Robin Cook, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Alice Hoffman, Dean Koontz and Steve Martini.
Ms. Creamer is a 1981 graduate of Yale University. She lives in Manhattan.
Executive Vice President and Publisher
Judith Curr is currently Executive Vice President, Publisher and founder of Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Inc. She is responsible for all the editorial and publishing activities of the imprint, which includes Washington Square Press, Strebor Books, Atria/Beyond Words, and Atria Books Español
Atria Books is the publishing home of many major bestselling authors including Vince Flynn, T.D. Jakes, Shirley MacLaine, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, Maria Celeste Arraras, Daisy Martinez, Brad Thor, Zane, and Rhonda Byrne’s international bestselling phenomenon The Secret.
Ms. Curr has led the Atria imprint since it was launched in 2002. Prior to Atria, Ms. Curr had been President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books since 1999.
Ms. Curr began her publishing career in 1981 as part of the team that founded Transworld Publishers, the Australian subsidiary of Bertelsmann. Initially responsible for publicity and marketing, she was promoted to Publisher and Executive Director in 1986, and oversaw the publications of an international and local list of authors including Paul Barry’sThe Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer and by John Bertrand’s Born to Win. Ms. Curr came to America in 1996 to be Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief of Ballantine Books, a division of Random House Inc. Prior to joining the publishing industry he held marketing positions at Christian Dior Perfumes
A native of Australia, Ms. Curr grew up as one of seven children, on a farm in the southern highlands of New South Wales. She has been chair of the cultural advisory committee for the Council of the City of Sydney, and a board member of the New South Wales Craft Council and the New South Wales Law Society. Ms. Curr and her husband live in New York City and Long Island, New York where she is on the board of the Women’s Media Group and advisory committee to Girls Learn International Inc.
Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dennis Eulau was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer in October 2009. In his position, Mr. Eulau is responsible for all of Simon & Schuster’s financial operations, both domestic and international, including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, royalties, and risk management, corporate strategy and policy. Mr. Eulau also has oversight for the company’s book production, distribution and supply chain, and information systems and technology.
Prior to being named to his position, Mr. Eulau had served as Executive Vice President, Operations for Simon & Schuster since 2007, and before that as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Adult Publishing Division. He first joined Simon & Schuster in 1995 as Business Manager for the company’s Trade Division. Mr. Eulau has also held positions at Random House, Weight Watchers, and J. Walter Thompson
Mr. Eulau holds M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from Pace University. He lives on Long Island, New York with his wife and three children.
Simon & Schuster Canada
Kevin Hanson was named President of Simon & Schuster Canada in July 2005. Mr. Hanson is responsible for all of the sales, marketing, financial, and operations activities of Simon & Schuster Canada, the exclusive distributor in Canada of the book and audio products of both Simon & Schuster and Simon & Schuster U.K., as well as for Simon & Schuster’s roster of U.S. distribution clients.
Mr. Hanson came to Simon & Schuster from HarperCollins Publishers of Canada, where he had held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing since 2002. Prior to that, he had been Chief Operating Officer of Madison Press Books. Mr. Hanson has also served in executive sales and marketing positions at Penguin Books Canada Limited, Quantum Book Group, Macmillan Canada, and Key Porter Books
Mr. Hanson is a 1985 graduate of the University of Alberta and he holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He is the current Chair of the Cultural Human Resources Council and was past Chair of the Canadian Publishers Council. He is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University where he teaches at the SFU Publishing Workshops. He lives in Toronto with his family.
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Elinor “Ellie” Hirschhorn joined Simon & Schuster as executive vice president, chief digital officer in February 2008. Ms. Hirschhorn is responsible for the full scope of the company’s activities in the digital realm, including consumer-focused digital marketing leveraging cross title platforms, the company websites including SimonandSchuster.com, SimonandSchuster.net and SimonandSchuster.biz and corresponding international sites as well, electronic publishing including new products such as enhanced ebooks and apps, all mobile initiatives and strategy & business development.
Before coming to Simon & Schuster, Ms. Hirschhorn was at College Sports Television Networks (CBS College Sports) where she was Executive Vice President, Digital Media.
Ms. Hirschhorn has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MediaNet, a leading internet music wholesaler, and has held numerous high-level positions in both business development and strategy, for both traditional and digital media, at Viacom, MTV Networks, and Showtime Networks, including as General Manager of MTV.com.
Prior to joining the media world, Ms. Hirschhorn worked in the world of finance and investment banking at First Boston, Citibank, and Weiss, Peck and Greer.
Ms. Hirschhorn holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Henry R. Luce Scholar.
Simon & Schuster Australia
Lou Johnson was named Managing Director of Simon & Schuster Australia, the Australian subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, Inc. in January 2010. She is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of Simon & Schuster titles as well as Simon & Schuster Australia’s distribution clients in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Ms Johnson first joined Simon & Schuster as Sales & Marketing Director in July 2008. During her time at Simon & Schuster the company has executed numerous high-profile international publishing campaigns for a variety of bestselling authors, including Philippa Gregory’s THE WHITE QUEEN, Patrick Swayze’s memoir THE TIME OF MY LIFE, Jackie Collins, Lynda LaPlante, Tom Rob Smith, and bestselling young adult author and first novelist Becca Fitzpatrick’s HUSH, HUSH
Ms Johnson began her publishing career in the sales department of Harper Collins in 1991. From there she moved to ABC Enterprises – the commercial arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation - before returning to publishing as National Sales Manager at Random House Australia in 1995, and served on the transition team in the merger of Random House Australia and Transworld Australia following the Random House purchase by Bertelsmann. . Ms Johnson also served as Head of Sales, Head of Sales & Marketing for the Random House Division and Head of Marketing for the overall business.
In 2001 Ms. Johnson joined Allen & Unwin as Sales Director and was a part of the company during a period of major growth, which included the Australian launch of the final three “Harry Potter” titles.
Ms Johnson was born in Victoria, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Literature and Drama from Macquarie University. She lives on the North Shore of Sydney with her husband and two daughters.
Executive Vice President and Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Jonathan Karp was named Executive Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schusterin June 2010. He is responsible for the editorial and publishing activities of the imprint.
Mr. Karp was previously Publisher and Editor in Chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, which he founded in 2005. At Twelve, Mr. Karp published numerous highly-acclaimed bestselling works, including TRUE COMPASS by the late Edward M. Kennedy, GOD IS NOT GREAT by Christopher Hitchens, SUPREME COURTSHIP and LOSING MUM AND PUP by Christopher Buckley, COLUMBINE by Dave Cullen, NURTURESHOCK by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman and WAR by Sebastian Junger.
Prior to founding Twelve, Mr. Karp was Editor in Chief of Random House, where he began his publishing career in 1989 as an editorial assistant and worked for sixteen years. At Random House, Mr. Karp acquired and edited an eclectic and diverse list of bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles including SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand, SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson, WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? by Po Bronson, FAITH OF MY FATHERS by John McCain and Mark Salter, FRANKLIN AND WINSTON by Jon Meacham, THE ORCHID THIEF by Susan Orlean, THE LAST DON by Mario Puzo and THE DANTE CLUB by Matthew Pearl.
He has also edited fiction by award-winning writers Steven Bochco, Elizabeth Frank, Neil Gordon, Rupert Holmes, C.J. Hribal, David Ignatius, and David Liss; and acclaimed works of nonfiction by Henry Alford, Marcia Angell, Buzz Bissinger, Alex Berenson, Joel Glenn Brenner, Vicki Constantine Croke, Gregg Easterbrook, David Frum, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, John Harris, Miles Harvey, Constance Hays, Donald Katz, David Kushner, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Eric Liu, Jeffrey Rosen, David Plotz, Kenneth Pollack, Gary Rivlin, Jim Rogers, Ron Rosenbaum, Jonathan Schwartz, Mike Stanton, Kara Swisher, John Taylor, Andrew Tobias, Juan Williams, and Mitchell Zuckoff.
Mr. Karp is a graduate of Brown University, and lives in Manhattan.
Executive Vice President, Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Chris Lynch was named executive vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio in October 2003. In this position, Mr. Lynch has overall responsibility for acquisition, production, marketing and licensing activities on behalf of the division’s many titles and product lines, including the company’s fast growing Pimsleur Language Program.
Mr. Lynch began his publishing career in 1989, when he joined the Simon & Schuster Audio Division as an Assistant Editor, and after a series of promotions was named Editorial Director in 1998, and Associate Publisher in 2001. During his time at Simon & Schuster Audio, he has published many bestselling and award-winning titles, including The Kite Runner, The Secret and A Team of Rivals. A strong advocate of original audio publishing, he has championed bestselling original audiobooks from Glenn Beck, Jimmy Carter, Stephen King, Joel Osteen, and Drs. Mehmet Oz & Michael Roizen.
During Mr. Lynch’s tenure as Publisher, in 2006 Simon & Schuster Audio launched a children’s audiobook line, which includes works from such renowned authors as Kathi Appelt, Andrew Clements, Cassandra Clare, Ian Falconer, Elaine Konigsburg, and Scott Westerfeld. The division has also has greatly expanded the number of languages it offers in its popular Pimsleur Language Program, adding four new product lines: the Basic, Conversational and Go lines for adults, and its first programs for children in partnership with Nickelodeon—Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego.
Mr. Lynch is a 1989 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Westchester with his family.
Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs and original audiobook productions in CD, and digital formats. The company's unparalleled list includes such bestselling authors as Glenn Beck, Dan Brown, Sandra Brown, James Lee Burke, Dale Carnegie, Mary Higgins Clark, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Covey, Jeffery Deaver, Carrie Fisher, Vince Flynn, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Al Gore, Ernest Hemingway, Khaled Hosseini, Spencer Johnson, Stephen King, Mark Levin, Frank McCourt, David McCullough, Dr. Phil McGraw, Joel Osteen, Anna Quindlan, Kathy Reichs and Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won seven Grammy awards and twenty-five additional Grammy nominations since 1989.
Simon & Schuster Audio’s imprints include: Sound Ideas®, Audioworks®, Nightingale-Conant, Encore, and Pimsleur® Language Programs. Simon & Schuster Audio also sells and distributes audiobooks from Franklin Covey and The Relaxation Company.
Vice President, Publisher
Jonathan Merkh was named Vice President and Publisher of Howard Books in 2009. He is responsible for
all the editorial and marketing activities of the imprint.
Under Mr. Merkh’s direction, the imprint has published numerous bestsellers including the #1 New York Times bestseller ENTRELEADERSHIP by Dave Ramsey, BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN by Frank Bailey, AN INVISIBLE THREAD by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, and acquired numerous high-profile and bestselling authors including Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Frank Peretti and Brad Paisley. Mr. Merkh also supervised the relocation of Howard Books to Nashville.
He previously served as the Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Nelson Books division at Thomas Nelson Publishers, during which time he also launched the Nelson Business imprint. Under his leadership, the Nelson Books division published more than twenty New York Times bestsellers, including Robin McGraw’s Inside My Heart, Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, and Dr. John C. Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
Mr. Merkh has also held positions in editorial, ministry, agenting and sales in leading companies including the William Morris Agency, and Guideposts.
Mr. Merkh received a Bachelor of Arts from Free Will Baptist College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Executive Vice President, Publisher
Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Scribner, has been the imprint’s publisher since May 1994.
During her tenure at Scribner, the venerable imprint has continued to add names of great and lasting value such as Don DeLillo, Colm Toibin, Kathy Reichs, Andrew Solomon, Jeannette Walls, and Stephen King to its stellar backlist, which features Annie Proulx, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Adams, The Joy of Cooking, the classic works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Prior to joining Scribner, Ms. Moldow served as vice president, associate publisher and editor-in-chief of the HarperCollins trade division. Previously, she was vice president and editor-in-chief of the Doubleday division of Bantam Doubleday Dell.
Ms. Moldow holds a 1967 bachelor of arts degree from Smith College and has been granted a Smith College medal. She lives in New York City with her husband William Shinker, publisher of Gotham Books.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Liz Perl joined Simon & Schuster in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Marketing. Her responsibilities encompass traditional and digital marketing, advertising, promotion, library and educational marketing on behalf of all of Simon & Schuster’s adult and children’s imprints.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. Perl served as Vice President and Publisher of Rodale Books and Rodale International, and as Director of Rodale DVD. During her time at Rodale, Ms. Perl published more than 20 New York Times bestsellers, including, The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim, LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout and An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. She also created branded book programs for successful franchises such as The Biggest Loser, The Abs Diet and Eat This, Not That.
Ms. Perl worked at Penguin Group (USA), from 1994 through 2005. She began her career with Penguin as Executive Director of Publicity for a number of imprints, and then served as Vice President, Director of Marketing for a broad variety of trade paper imprints and Associate Publisher for Riverhead, Perigee, and HP Books. There she worked with bestselling authors including Khaled Hosseini, Nick Hornby and Nora Roberts. Prior to Penguin, Ms. Perl was Director of Publicity for Avon Books and Publicity Manager at HarperCollins.
Ms. Perl received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984. She divides her time between New York City and Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Michael Selleck was named Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Simon & Schuster, Inc. in September 2007. Mr. Selleck is responsible for the overall operations for the Simon & Schuster Sales and Distribution division, including its international companies in Canada and Australia, and acts as chief marketing strategist providing direction and guidance to all domestic Simon & Schuster divisions.
Mr. Selleck first joined Simon & Schuster in 1984, and held positions in sales and operations before becoming Vice President, Director of Operations. In 1992, he joined the company’s Trade Sales Division as Vice President, Director of National Accounts. Mr. Selleck became Vice President, Director of Marketing in 1994, Vice President, Executive Director of Marketing in 1999, and in 2005 was named Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Marketing for Simon & Schuster’s Adult Publishing Division.
Prior to joining S&S, Mr. Selleck held positions at Waldenbooks as a bookseller, buyer and merchandise manager.
Mr. Selleck is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. He lives in New York City.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Simon and Schuster
David Hillman was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel in April 2012. In his position he has responsibility for all legal affairs for Simon & Schuster and its worldwide companies, including contracts, intellectual property management, litigation, trade issues, compliance and corporate governance, and legal strategies for the transition to digital publishing.
Prior to joining S&S, Mr. Hillman was the Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs for Dial Global (formerly known as Westwood One), a leading national radio network. He joined Westwood One in 2000, was promoted to Senior Vice President & General Counsel in 2004, and in a succession of legal and management positions of increasing responsibility played a key role in the Company’s strategic and operational initiatives (including mergers and acquisitions), programming and content partnerships and labor relations. He also served as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of the publicly-traded company.
Prior to joining Westwood One, Mr. Hillman held positions with the law firms of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Epstein Becker & Green. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and of Fordham University School of Law. He lives in New York City.
Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Adam Rothberg was named Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications in January 1999. He is responsible for managing both internal communications and external media relations for the entire range of Simon & Schuster’s world wide operations.
Mr. Rothberg began his publishing career in 1985 in the publicity department of Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and in 1992 was named associate director of publicity. In 1994 he was appointed Director of Publicity at Villard Books, a division of Random House, and was promoted to Associate Publisher in 1997.
During his career, Mr. Rothberg conducted publicity campaigns for numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including INTO THIN AIR and INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer, THE UNLIKELY SPY by Daniel Silva, ROGUE WARRIOR by Richard Marcinko, and LIFE AFTER GOD by Douglas Coupland.
He is a 1981 graduate of Columbia College in New York City. He has served as a on the publishing committee of the Goddard-Riverside New York Book Fair and is formerly a member of board of directors of the Publishers Publicity Association, and is currently a Trustee of the Croton Free Library.
Mr. Rothberg currently lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and two daughters.