HighWire Press, Inc., the leading technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America.
Wendy joins the team eager to drive new business through strategic marketing and business development channels. She has worked in publishing for over 25 years and has been thoroughly involved in all aspects of the publishing process - from manuscript submission and tracking, through content production, to manufacturing and distribution - serving association and society publishers, as well as commercial publishers and university presses.
"HighWire is very excited to have secured the talents of someone as versatile as Wendy," said Louise Page, HighWire's Vice President, Publisher Relations & Business Development. "Her energy and professionalism will fit nicely with our team dynamics."
Wendy comes to HighWire from her previous role as Director of Client Services at Aries Systems. Prior to that she was Sales Director for Cadmus/Cenveo and Sheridan. Her publishing services experience extends back to 1990 when she worked for Banta (now part of RRD) in the educational publishing market. She has been actively involved with SSP, co-chairing the development committee, as well as with other industry organizations. Wendy is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Through its innovation Open Platform, HighWire provides technology solutions to influential societies, university presses, and independent publishing organizations which produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly materials. Long affiliated with Stanford University, the now independent HighWire Press, Inc. offers digital content development and hosting services; Bench>Press, a customizable peer-review manuscript submission system; strategic consultation services; and unique community networking opportunities.