Harper Children’s svp, editor-in-chief, associate publisher, Kate Morgan Jackson will leave the company June 29 to work full-time on her food writing, photography, and website Framed Cooks. Jackson joined Harper in 1991, and was promoted to editor-in-chief in 1996. Children’s division president and publisher Suzanne Murphy says, “Under Kate’s steady editorial guidance, Harper Children’s has consistently published outstanding books that have stood the test of time. She has worked with some of the most iconic authors in children’s publishing, and has helped grow the division into the successful organization it is today. Kate is a wonderful colleague and leader, and she will be greatly missed.” Murphy will lead the children’s editorial groups and imprints “during a transition period” after Jackson departs.
Alongside Sanyu Dillon’s elevation to a companywide position, Theresa Zoro was promoted to evp, executive creative director, marketing and public relations at Random House. She will oversee marketing, publicity, communications, and consumer insights for all of the Random House division imprints. President and publisher Gina Centrello writes, “I believe that we can now be even stronger by applying the powerhouse expertise of an aligned marketing and publicity group whose mandate will be to foster innovation, to garner traditional and social media attention for our books, authors, and publishing programs, and to establish new discovery opportunities for readers with consumer insights and analytics.”
At Random House Children’s, Danielle Klimashousky has joined the licensed and proprietary brands marketing team as marketing manager. Michelle Cunningham has joined the art & design group as designer on the middle-grade team.
Mary Kate Schulte has joined Adams Media as associate publicist. She was previously with Sports Illustrated.
Elizabeth Ireland has been promoted to sales and marketing manager for Catapult and Soft Skull Press.
Patty Garcia left Tom Doherty Associates, where she worked since 2006 and was “a passionate advocate for the books they publish,” on June 5. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Journal named the San Francisco Public Library as their Library of the Year.