Janet Rasche will be joining Macmillan in the newly created position of v-p, operations planning, effective March 3. She was previously at startup MediaRadar.

Mitchell Ivers has been promoted to v-p, editorial director of Threshold Editions. He will also continue in his role as v-p, senior editor for Gallery Books.

At Cengage Learning, Fernando Bleichmar has been named v-p and chief strategy officer. Torsten Geers has been appointed senior v-p, corporate development and M&A. Susan Aspey has been named senior v-p of public affairs, and Josef Blumenfeld has been named senior v-p of corporate affairs.

Scholastic has appointed Heather Cassano to the newly created position of chief experience officer. Cassano will "help redefine and implement Scholastic’s next generation digital experiences for students, teachers, and parents.” She was previously at Pearson.

At HarperCollins, Michael Barrs has been promoted to director of marketing, IT Books.