Scott Lubeck, most recently v-p of technology for Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional and Education, has been appointed executive director of the Book Industry Study Group. Lubeck, who started at BISG January 4, will preside over the January 21 BISG board meeting.
In explaining the choice of Lubeck, Dominique Raccah, co-chair of BISG and president of Sourcebooks, said Lubeck had the right combination of skills to help guide the book industry through a volatile period. “Scott comes to us with expertise in strategically re-positioning technology and media related businesses as well as entrepreneurial leadership in developing these kinds of new business opportunities,” Raccah said. Lubeck’s background, added Barnes & Nobles Joe Gonnella, chair of the BISG search committee, “embodied a fusion of energy and creativity when working with printed and digital content” that the organization was looking for in a new chair.
“I am very excited to be joining BISG during these transforming times in our industry,” Lubeck said. “In the coming years, BISG will continue to expand its initiatives for both physical and digital products. Being part of this will be both rewarding and challenging.”
Before his position at Wolters Kluwer, Lubeck held executive positions with Harvard Business School Publishing and Newsstand, Inc., as well as with Perseus Books Group and National Academy Press.