The Association of American Publishers announced that ceo Tom Allen will retire from his post “in early 2017.” Allen has run the organization since April 2009. He says in a statement: “It has been a privilege to lead AAP these past seven years and I am proud of all we have accomplished. After twenty years commuting to and from Washington, it’s time for me to return to Maine and dedicate myself to part-time and mostly voluntary activities like environmental conservation, writing and perhaps teaching about Congress and American politics. I look forward to working with the AAP board and management team as we prepare for the leadership transition.”
The AAP’s board of Directors has retained Isaacson Miller to work on the search to replace Allen.
In other personnel news, Pamela Malpas has joined the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, representing literary and upmarket fiction, crime and suspense, and narrative nonfiction. She was previously with Harold Ober Associates.