Riccardo Cavellero is leaving Random House’s Spanish-language joint venture Random House Mondadori after eights years as ceo at the end of this year. Next January he will become general manager of Mondadori’s trade-book business worldwide, based in Milan. Markus Dohle and Mondadori ceo Maurizio Costa write that “we are committed to appointing a new ceo who will build upon our strengths as print-book publishers and also will lead us to become the No. 1 Spanish-language digital-book publisher.
Kate Travers has joined powerHouse Books as marketing director. Most recently she was strategic marketing director at the Literary Ventures Fund and marketing director at Folio Literary Management.
At Penguin Children’s, Casey McIntyre has been promoted to associate publicist.
Publishing Trends reports that Lucinda Blumenthal will work for Fletcher & Company as an agent and marketing adviser. She most recently a sales associate for Scholastic Marketing Partners. They also report that agent Nancy Yost is leaving Lowenstein-Yost to set up her own agency, sharing offices with Liza Dawson and Laura Dail.