At Crown Children’s, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher.
Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications.
Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director, publisher services. In addition, Peter Antone has joined Ingram as director of marketing, publisher services. Most recently he served as director of consumer marketing and sales at The Tennessean and Gannett-USA Today Network. Former Plume editorial director Rachel Bressler is now director of client relations for Ingram’s Perseus Distribution, reporting to Heidi Sachner.
General manager of Nielsen Book’s Australia and New Zealand business Shaun Symonds, has left the company. Julie Winters has been promoted to associate director, Nielsen Book, Pacific and will run the ANZ business.
The newly-named group of MacArthur Fellows includes authors Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Lauren Redniss, and Gene Luen Yang.