Shanta Newlin has been promoted to the new position of v-p, executive director, publicity and corporate communications at Penguin Young Readers. Previously she was v-p, executive director of publicity.
Jackie De Leo has rejoined Disney Publishing as v-p, Disney Book Group sales. Most recently, she was v-p of merchandising and product management at ReaderLink, and before that was director, sales and product management at Disney Publishing.
Random House Children's Books has one promotion and four new hires. Jocelyn Lange has been promoted to director of international rights and proprietary publishing, from director of international rights. Michelle Kim has been named designer for the brands and licensing team; she had been a designer in the educational resource group at Scholastic. Anika Bates has joined as marketing coordinator for licensed and proprietary brands marketing; previously she was publicity and promotions coordinator for Allied Global Marketing. Saribel Pages has joined as subsidiary rights assistant; she had previously worked at Barnes & Noble. Emily Hoffman has joined as managing editorial assistant.
Anna Bernard has been promoted to publicist at Bloomsbury Children's Books, from associate publicist.
Whitney Berger has been promoted to associate manager, marketing and publicity for Sasquatch's Little Bigfoot imprint, from publicity and marketing coordinator.
Scholastic Trade has several promotions and new hires. Lauren Donovan has been promoted to senior director of publicity, from director of publicity. Elisabeth Ferrari has been promoted to senior publicist, from publicist. Taylan Salvati has been promoted to publicist, from brand publicity specialist. Jordana Kulak has been promoted to publicity coordinator, from publicity assistant. Carmen Alvarez has been promoted to senior marketing manager, from marketing manager. Shara Zaval has been promoted to senior marketing manager, from marketing manager. Hannah Babcock has been named rights and co-edition manager; she was previously assistant rights manager at Abrams Books. Carolyn Seyster has joined Klutz as senior product/toy designer; she was previously toy designer at Viacom/Nickelodeon.
Penguin Young Readers has a new hire and three promotions. Maria Eliashas joined as art director of the Preschool Workshop program; previously she was associate art director at Workman. Lindsay Boggs has been promoted to associate director of publicity, from assistant director. Bree Martinez has been promoted to associate publicist , from publicity assistant. Gabriella DeGennaro has been promoted to assistant editor at Preschool Workshop, from editorial assistant.
Olivia Russo will join Penguin Young Readers as senior director, publicity on September 3. She was formerly publicity director at HarperCollins Children's Books.
Candace Finn has been promoted to subsidiary rights director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from associate director.
Wendi Gu has joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as agent; she was previously associate agent at Janklow & Nesbit.
Eddie Gamarra has joined Nickelodeon as v-p of studio development; he was formerly literary manager at The Gotham Group.
Random House Children's Books has three new hires. Laura Hernandez has been named associate manager, digital marketing; previously she was marketing coordinator at DK. Nicole Valdez has been named marketing and publicity manager for Random House Graphic; previously she was publishing publicity specialist for DC Entertainment. Carol Ly has joined as senior designer; previously she was senior designer at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
At Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Samia Fakih has joined First Second as editorial assistant.
HMH Books for Young Readers has two new hires. Abigail Stahlman has joined as senior marketing designer; previously she was senior designer at Scholastic. Nadia Almahdi has joined as marketing manager; previously she was marketing manager at Little Bee Books.
Penguin Young Readers has two new hires. Rachael Burlette has joined as subsidiary rights coordinator; most recently she was contracts assistant at Hachette Book Group. Lindsay Armor has joined as subsidiary rights assistant; previously she was an editorial intern at HarperCollins Children's Books.
At Chronicle Books, Kaitlyn Spotts has been hired as associate marketing manager, school and library; previously she was trade sales account marketing coordinator at Hachette Book Group.
Jaime Gelman has been promoted to assistant editor at Little Bee Books, from editorial assistant.