At Simon & Schuster, Doug Stambaugh has been promoted to vp, director, strategic operations and business development, reporting to Dennis Elau. He will lead, integrate and coordinate efforts domestically as well as globally in support of business initiatives, future growth and day-to-day operations. Newly reporting to Stambaugh are Joe Bulger (vp, business development) and Frank Nunez (vp, business operations).
Patrice Caldwell has joined Howard Morhaim Literary Agency as an agent. She is the founder of People of Color in Publishing and was an associate editor at Disney-Hyperion.
At Macmillan, Malati Chavali is being promoted to the new role of vp, publishing strategy operations as of June 10. She will work closely with president, trade publishing Don Weisberg and president, publishing strategy Maya Mavjee “to examine Macmillan’s publishing program in a holistic fashion.”
Separately, Tim Greco joins Macmillan as vp, field sales and publisher liaison (he was at DK). Holly Ruck moves over to the field sales team as director and will manage the independent field reps and independent bookstore accounts.
At Penguin Random House Publisher Services, Rachel Goldstein moves up to svp, client operations, finance and strategy, overseeing all operational and financial areas. Chuck Errig is promoted to vp, executive director, client sales and strategy; and Scott Gould is now senior manager, business development.
At Harlequin Audio, Christine Tsai was promoted to senior manager, subsidiary rights as of May 27.
At Highlights Press: Michelle Budzilowicz and Marlo Scrimizzi were both promoted to senior editor, and Christy Thomas moved up to assistant editor.
Tayari Jones won the Women’s Prize for Fiction for An American Marriage.
Tanglewood Publishing will use Simon & Schuster for sales and distribution worldwide as of October 1.
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