The newly-independent Simon & Schuster announced its board of directors. The independent directors comprise former PRH US ceo Madeline McIntosh, recent COO of TikTok V Pappas, and former Disney executive Kareem Daniel (whose positions at the company included a period as president of Consumer Products, Games and Publishing). KKR’s Richard Sarnoff serves as chair of the board, joined by KKR colleagues Ted Oberwager and Chresten Knaf. All three serve on the board of OverDrive, also owned by KKR. Simon & Schuster ceo Jonathan Karp sits on the board as well. He says in the announcement, “We are thrilled to have […]
Erica Gelbard has joined Chronicle as associate director, publicity.
At Pan Macmillan, Sara Lloyd has been appointed to the new position of group communications director and global AI lead. Communications and publicity directors of Pan Macmillan’s imprints will report to her, and she will coordinate on AI strategy with all of the company’s English-speaking divisions worldwide. Llyod “will chair a newly established global trade AI steering group, coordinating the group’s approach to AI safety and ethics, and will develop cross-group principles and policies in line with AI developments,” the Bookseller reports. Lloyd said, “As part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, the impetus to lean into new technologies, innovate and […]