Alex Garber has been promoted to senior director of digital marketing at Penguin Young Readers. He was formerly director of digital marketing.
Amber Mercado has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as school and library marketing coordinator.
Shanta Newlin has been promoted to senior v-p, executive director publicity and corporate communications at Penguin Young Readers. She was previously v-p, executive director publicity and corporate communications.
David Ford has joined Pippin Properties as general manager; most recently he ran an editorial and consultancy service, and previously was publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and president and CEO of Candlewick Press.
Marie Oishi has been promoted to senior managing editor at Abrams Children’s Books, from managing editor.
Sally Morgridge has been promoted to senior editor at Holiday House, from editor.
HarperCollins Children's Books has a number of job moves. Valerie Wong is moving to marketing manager, digital, from manager in teen marketing. Lisa Calcasola has been promoted to coordinator in teen marketing, from administrative assistant. Emily Zhu has been promoted to marketing coordinator, from assistant, and will be moving from middle grade marketing to digital. Molly Fehr has been promoted from designer to senior designer. Chrisila Maida has been promoted to designer, from assistant designer. Laura Mock has been promoted to designer, from assistant designer. Martha Maynard has been promoted to assistant designer, from design assistant. Catherine Lee has been promoted to assistant designer, from design assistant.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group has three promotions. Molly Ellis has been promoted to v-p, executive director of publicity, from executive director of publicity. Mary Van Akin has been promoted to director of publicity, from associate director of publicity. Kelsey Marrujo has been promoted to publicity manager, from senior publicist.
Katherine Jacobs has joined Zonderkidz as senior acquisitions editor; she was formerly senior editor at Roaring Brook Press.
Kara Brammer has been promoted to assistant director, trade marketing at Penguin Young Readers, from senior manager.
Lisa Kelly has been promoted to associate director, marketing analytics and consumer insights, Penguin Young Readers, from assistant director, marketing analytics and consumer insights.
Scholastic Trade has several promotions. Netta Rabin has been named v-p, publisher and head of product development, Klutz, from v-p, product development. Hannah Rogge has been promoted to executive director, product development, Klutz, from director of product development. Ben Gartenberg has been promoted to associate editor, Scholastic Press, from assistant editor. Maya Marlette has been promoted to associate editor, Scholastic Press, from assistant editor. Jess Harold has been promoted to assistant editor, Scholastic Press and Orchard Books, from editorial assistant.
Dorielys Cruz has joined Little Simon as editorial assistant. Previously she was a managing editorial intern with Atheneum.
Louise May will retire from Lee & Low Books at the beginning of January 2021. Her career in publishing spans nearly 50 years; she joined Lee & Low in 1999, where she became v-p and editorial director.