Valentina Kalk will leave her position as chief of UN Publications in late September to become director of the Brookings Institution Press in Washington DC.
Jonathan Hevenstone has joined Atypon as svp business development. The company, which provides a software-as-a-service content delivery platform that has focused on STM publishers, will be expanding to “adjacent publishing areas.” Hevenstone was vp business development at SourceHOV and prior that he worked at Jouve.
The recently-formed League of Assistant Editors — focused on helping young editors and agents connect with each other to advance the next generation of publishing professionals and authors — has adopted our Dealmakers moniker for their inaugural “speed-networking” session.
A federal judge in Florida threw out racial discrimination claims against Paula Deen in the ongoing lawsuit against her and her brother, Bubba Hiers, by former employee Lisa Jackson. He ruled that Jackson, who is white, has “no standing” to make such claims. The ruling leaves intact her claims of sexual harassment.