Random House Children's Books has one promotion and one new hire. Kerri Benvenuto has been promoted to v-p, marketing, licensed and proprietary brands; she was previously executive marketing director, licensed and proprietary brands. Josh Redlich has been named associate publicist; he was previously marketing and publicity coordinator at Sterling Publishing.
Kaylan Adair has been promoted to senior editor at Candlewick Press; she was previously editor.
Adrienne Szpyrka will join Running Press Kids as associate editor on July 11. Previously, she was an editor at Sky Pony Press.
The Erin Murphy Literary Agency has promoted Tara Gonzalez to associate agent. She will continue as social media coordinator and assistant to Erin Murphy.
Peachtree Publishers has three promotions. Niki Knippenberg was promoted to assistant editor; she was previously publicity and publishing associate. Emily Dowdell was promoted to publicity and marketing associate; she was previously sales/marketing and subsidiary rights assistant. Elyse Vincenty was promoted to publicity and marketing assistant; she was previously interdepartmental assistant.
Jordan Hamessley has joined Insight Editions as senior editor; she was formerly editorial director at Adaptive Books.
Kat Brzozowski has been hired as an editor at Swoon Reads and Feiwel and Friends; she was formerly an editor at Thomas Dunne Books.
Kelly Barrales-Saylor has joined Sourcebooks as editorial director for children's nonfiction; she was previously editorial director at Albert Whitman.
Lindsay Mealing has been promoted to junior agent at Emerald City Literary Agency; she was previously agency assistant.
Elana Roth Parker has joined the Laura Dail Literary Agency. Parker has been an agent for close to a decade, and opened Red Tree Literary in 2012; her clients include Kiera Cass, Andy Marino, and Vern Kousky. She is relocating to Detroit and will work from her office there.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers' licensed publishing division has three promotions and three new hires. Kara Sargent has been promoted to editor-in-chief, brand, licensed, and IP publishing; she was formerly executive editorial director. Mara Lander has been promoted to executive director, brand and licensed management; she was formerly director of marketing. Allegra Green has been promoted to assistant manager, brand and licensed marketing; she was formerly marketing operations coordinator. Elaine Lopez-Levine has joined as senior designer; she was formerly a temporary designer. Jamie Yee has joined as assistant designer; she was previously an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anthony Trezza has joined as financial analyst; he was previously marketing operations coordinator at Simon & Schuster.
Liz Kossnar has been promoted to associate editor at Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers; she was previously assistant editor.
Erica Rand Silverman will be joining Stimola Literary Studio as a senior agent on July 1. She will continue to represent children's literature, picture books through YA, and the occasional adult nonfiction in the areas of parenting, humor and wellness. She was previously an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Pam Notarantonio has been promoted to associate art director, children's trade at Abrams; she was previously senior designer.
Andrea Comerford has joined Random House Children's Books as marketing assistant.
Random House Children's Books has three new hires. Maria Middleton has joined as art director; she was previously associate art director at Abrams. Elena Meuse and Margret Wiggins have joined as publicity assistants.
Colleen AF Venable has been promoted to art director in the children's department at Workman; she was previously associate art director.
Joseph Scalora has joined Random House Children's Books as associate marketing director, events strategist; he was previously a senior marketing manager at Del Rey.