At Scholastic's trade department, Lizette Serrano has been promoted to director of education/library marketing and conventions, succeeding John Mason who is retiring on July 3 after 28 years at the company. Serrano was previously director of conventions/author programs. Samantha Schutz has been promoted to associate publisher, licensing and nonfiction. Sheila Marie Everett has been promoted to associate director of publicity, and Becky Amsel has been promoted to publicity manager. Sara Ortiz will join Scholastic as marketing manager, education/library marketing. She was most recently at Penguin.
At the corporate level, Alexandra Wladich has been promoted to senior publicist, corporate communications.