The Book Industry Study Group has reorganized its staff. Len Vlahos, BISG's executive director, said the changes see to it that staff is now organized "around our core competencies of standards, research, and education, and supported by our first real coordinated marketing effort in recent memory."
The reorganization comes after the association made a number of new hires and promotion. Thomas Guster has been named coordinator of education and events; Guster was most recently in the art department at greeting card and gift item wholesaler, Nelson Line. Julie Morris has been named project manager, standards and best practices; she was most recently project manager for the Web production team at Columbia University's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. Nadine Vassallo has been promoted to project manager, research and information; her previous title at BISG was project coordinator. And Jeanette Zwart has been named to the marketing strategy team; she was most recently v-p of sales at HarperCollins.