Follett has named Todd Litzsinger chairman of the board, effective immediately. He succeeds Steve Waichler, who held the role on an interim basis following the passing of Follett's former chairman, Alison O'Hara, last July. A fourth-generation Follett family member, Litzsinger first joined the company in 1992 and has served on the company board since 2003.

At Simon & Schuster, Bryony Weiss has been promoted to senior marketing manager in the corporate marketing group.

At Kids Can Press, Naseem Hrab has been promoted to marketing director. In addition, Carly Slack has been named senior manager, licensing and retail development, moving over from Nelvana Enterprises, while Katie Scott has been named associate editor.