Borders has hired Michele Delahunty-Cloutier as evp, chief merchandising officer, overseeing merchandising, marketing and supply chain and reporting to Mike Edwards. Most recently she was brand president for Chico’s FAS, and she had been svp, general merchandise manager for Ann Taylor Stores.
Borders has also named Eric Kovats regional vp for the Southeast and Beatrice Vicente as regional vp for the West Coast. Kovats was regional vp at Stores for Heartland Automotive Services, “the largest franchisee of Jiffy Lube Stores in the country.”
In other personnel news, at Crown, Rachel Berkowitz has been promoted to manager, foreign rights, and Nidhi Berry has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate, with both reporting to director of subsidiary/foreign rights Linda Kaplan.
NBN will distribute Writers of the Round Table Press and their forthcoming new SmarterComics series of business books presented in graphic-novel form, which launches in January 2011.