Longtime president of sales at Macmillan Alison Lazarus will leave there after over 20 years to join Hachette Book Group as evp, director of sales on August 6. She will report to ceo Michael Pietsch and join the company’s executive management board.
As a result, current svp, group sales director Chris Murphy will shift to svp, retail sales. Pietsch writes: “Chris is returning to a job that he did superbly in the past, which is wonderful news for HBG…. I am certain that in this role, Chris will continue to play a major part in HBG’s future.” He says Lazarus’s “breadth of experience and strategic vision will be invaluable.”