As part of McGraw-Hill Education’s ongoing spinoff from the main company, the division has a new president and ceo in Lloyd G. “Buzz” Waterhouse as of June 14, reporting to company president, ceo and chairman Terry McGraw. Waterhouse was previously ceo of Harcourt Education and most recently served as a director of a number of companies including SolarWinds, ITT Educational Services and Ascend Learning.
“Buzz is a superb choice to lead the world-class franchise we’ve built in McGraw-Hill Education,” McGraw said in a statement. “Buzz’s exceptional record of leadership, his qualifications in the education sector, substantial international credentials, significant experience in new technologies and strong operating skills make him an excellent choice to lead McGraw-Hill Education in the new era of global digital learning. McGraw-Hill Education is a leader in the new adaptive and personalized digital platforms that better engage and excite students to deliver improved educational outcomes. Buzz will lead an outstanding team of talented educators and leaders dedicated to student learning, including a very strong bench of Presidents of the individual business units.”
Waterhouse added: “I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues to improve education outcomes and to build on the impressive portfolio of innovative services McGraw-Hill Education has developed. My lifetime commitment to learning and to technology convinces me that it’s time to accelerate the transformation to digital education so that students, teachers and administrators can reach their real potential and improve learning for all students everywhere in the world. This is a unique chance to lead thousands of wonderful people committed to providing interactive and personalized learning experiences that have already been demonstrated to significantly improve education outcomes.”
Nicole Villeneuve joins Sourcebooks as senior publicist in the New York office. She was Cambridge University Press and Atlas and Co.
Chronicle Books has hired Ryan Hayes as a children’s book designer. He previously worked at Running Press.
Booker Prize-winning historical novelist Barry Unsworth, 81, died Tuesday in Perugia, Italy, from lung cancer. Unsworth won the prize in 1992 for his novel SACRED HUNGER and also garnered acclaim for books including MORALITY PLAY (1995) THE SONGS OF THE KINGS (2003) and last year, THE QUALITY OF MERCY, a a follow-up to the novel that garnered him the Booker (a prize shared with Michael Ondaatje.)
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards were announced at BEA on Thursday. The winners are:
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray)
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Carolrhoda Lab)
Chuck Close: Face Book, written and illustrated by Chuck Close (Abrams)