President and publisher of the Viking, Philomel, and Flamingo Publishing Group Ken Wright will retire at the end of January 2023. Wright began his publishing career in 1985 at Oxford University Press, and has worked as both an editor and agent for adult and children’s titles. Jen Loja writes to staff: “Not only has Ken built a successful and thriving publishing team during his time here, he has also shown us what it is to be a lovely and gracious colleague…. A wonderful conversationalist, terrific reader, and champion of authors and illustrators, Ken teaches us all how to be truly engaged in the work and proud of what we create.”
Random House Children's
Amy Bowman has been promoted to senior director of production, brands and four-color trade books.
Patty Collins has been promoted to senior director of production, licensed books and compliance.