Following the recently-announced departure of co-founder Mary Ann Naples, the remaining staff of the literary agency The Creative Culture has become part of DeFiore and Company. Agents Debra Goldstein, Laura Nolan, Matthew Elblonk and Karen Gerwin are all joining DeFiore in the agency’s Flatiron offices, with company now comprising nine agents.
In other personnel news, at the Random House publishing group marketing department, Matt Schwartz has been promoted to the new position of vp, director of digital marketing and strategy, reporting to director of marketing Sanyu Dillon. “In addition to overseeing our digital marketing initiatives, he will also partner in the development of digital editorial content, advise RHPG staff and authors on best practices in the use of new technologies, and act as a liaison with our newly expanded corporate digital team and other Random House, Inc. divisions for information-sharing and developing new technology-based initiatives.”
At Harper Collins, Sasha Illingworth has been promoted to art director in the Children’s division.