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September 30, 2020

(Association of American Publishers) The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that its Directors have unanimously elected Brian Napack as Chairman of the Board, effective September 25, 2020. Mr. Napack, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, has been AAP's Vice Chairman since the beginning of the year, and a Board member since 2017.

September 14, 2020

(ORCID) ORCID announced the appointment of Chris Shillum as its new Executive Director. Shillum follows ORCID's founding Executive Director, Dr. Laurel Haak, who left the organization in June to direct her energy and skills to establishing her company, Mighty Red Barn, that supports start-ups in building information-sharing tools and platforms. ORCID selected Shillum after an extensive global search led by Perrett Laver and a team of ORCID Board members. ORCID Board Chair Linda O'Brien coordinated the search.

August 29, 2020

(Koios) Koios, the company that manages free Google advertising for public libraries, is announcing a transition in company leadership. On August 1st, Peter Velikonja, Head of Research, succeeded Trey Gordner as the chief executive at Koios. Gordner, Koios' founder, has stepped back to enroll in graduate school, and will become a part-time advisor.

August 27, 2020

(King County Library System) The King County Library System announced that the King County Library System Foundation has hired a new executive director. Ken Ryals will assume the role on September 8, and will report to the KCLSF Board of Directors.

July 23, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has expanded its Business Development team, hiring Andy Soanes as Business Development Manager. In this role, Soanes will be working to distribute EBSCO's print and e-book offerings to academic libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland through GOBI Library Solutions.

July 15, 2020

(Overdrive) OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced that Milena Alberti-Perez and Sari Feldman have joined its Board of Directors. The addition of the two distinguished executives follows the completion of the acquisition of OverDrive by KKR from Rakuten.

June 11, 2020

(Demco) ChampionScott Partners announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as President of Demco, Inc., a Wall Family Enterprise subsidiary and provider of product and service solutions to schools, libraries and commercial enterprise libraries. Chad brings over 20 years of education technology and services industry leadership experience to Demco.

(Demco) Demco, Inc., and its parent company, Wall Family Enterprise, announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as president of Demco. He will begin in his new role on June 22, 2020.

May 28, 2020

(Association of Research Libraries) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce that Judy Ruttenberg is taking on a new role as the senior director of scholarship and policy. Ruttenberg joined ARL in 2011 as program director for transforming research libraries, later serving as the director of Scholars & Scholarship and then as the senior director of program strategy.

April 22, 2020

(Coherent Digital) Eileen Lawrence has joined Coherent Digital, LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to tame wild content and make it useful.

April 14, 2020

(AIP Publishing) AIP Publishing announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Vance as its new chief executive, effective August 1, 2020. AIP Publishing is a wholly owned but independently operated subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies.

March 23, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

February 24, 2020

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation today announced that John Burns has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer, based out of global headquarters in Inwood, W.Va. Formerly TLC’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John will continue to report to Annette Murphy, President, and CEO of The Library Corporation.

February 22, 2020

(Eclat) As part of Eclat Engineering’s strategic growth plan to widen its product offering and expand its global reach, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ritchie. As the former Director of Libraries at PressReader, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and relevant experience to Eclat Engineering. He will work alongside CEO, Jatin Baraiya, to strengthen the Company’s market potential by building a high performing business development team, seeking new market opportunities and executing on the strategic plan at a global scale.

February 20, 2020

(Overdrive) OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the hiring of Angela Arnold as General Manager of OverDrive Education. Arnold brings decades of e-business development and go-to-market skills to drive adoption of its student reading solutions and digital content sales to schools and libraries. In this new role, she reports to OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash.

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