Chronicle Children's Books has several promotions and new hires. Mary Duke has been promoted to senior marketing manager, from marketing manager. Ryan Hayes has been promoted to associate design manager, from senior designer. Mikaela Luke has joined as marketing coordinator. Ian Tseng has joined as editorial assistant. Randi Beck Ocena has joined as children’s editorial fellow.
HarperCollins Children's Books has two promotions. Alice Jerman has been promoted to senior editor, from editor. Clare Vaughn has been promoted to associate editor, from assistant editor.
Inkyard Press has two new hires. Olivia Valcarce has joined as an editor; most recently she was an editor at Scholastic. Meghan Maria McCullough has joined as an editor; most recently she was associate editor at Levine Querido.
Emma Allbright has joined Hachette Book Group as sub rights assistant for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Running Press Kids, and WorthyKids; previously she was a sales assistant at Workman. Crystal Castro has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant.
Aleah Gornbein has joined Scholastic as publicist; previously she was associate publicist at Holiday House, Peachtree, and Pixel+Ink.
Namrata Tripathi has been promoted to senior v-p and publisher of Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, from v-p and publisher.
At Workman Kids, Karen Edwards has been promoted to editorial director of the educational resources team, from executive editor. Megan Nicolay has joined as executive editor, novelty, activity and gift, after 20 years in Workman's adult imprint.
Random House Children’s Books has four new hires. Paula Baver has joined as a designer; previously she was an adult and children's designer at Princeton Architectural Press. Andriannie Santiago has joined as editorial assistant. Daniela Cortes has joined as editorial assistant. Sophia La Torre has joined Random House Children's Books as design assistant.
Valery Badio has joined Henry Holt Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant.
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has several new hires and promotions. Erin Toller has joined as senior director, marketing, for Atheneum, S&S, Beach Lane Books, and Paula Wiseman Books; most recently she was a freelance brand manager. Brendon MacDonald has been promoted to associate director, marketing for Atheneum, S&S, and Beach Lane Books, from senior marketing manager. Jill Hacking has returned to S&S as associate director, marketing operations and events. Cassandra Fernandez has been promoted to marketing manager, from assistant marketing manager. Amelia Johnson has been promoted to marketing coordinator, marketing operations and events, from marketing operations and events assistant. Saleena Nival has been promoted to marketing coordinator, digital marketing, from digital marketing assistant.
Scholastic has four new hires and promotions. Jenne Abramowitz has been promoted to editorial director, from executive editor. Cindy Kim has joined as editor, focusing on titles for ages 0–8; previously she was associate editor at Little Simon. Kassy Lopez has joined as editorial assistant; she was previously an intern at Knopf Books for Young Readers. Liz Palumbo has joined as senior production editor for Graphix and Branches titles; formerly she was associate managing editor at Abrams Children's Books.
Candlewick has two promotions. Ainslie Campbell-Schwartz has been promoted to assistant editor, from editorial assistant. Janella Angeles has been promoted to contracts and rights administrator, from contracts and rights coordinator.
Madelyn McZeal has been promoted to assistant editor and managing editor at Levine Querido, from editorial assistant.
Random House Children's Books has a promotion and three new hires. Kerry Milliron has been promoted to v-p, brand management and business development, from senior director, brand management, sales and merchandising. Véronique Sweet has joined as an art director; previously she was an art director and picture book designer at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Malcolm Jamison has joined as a designer; previously he was a junior designer at Little Bee Books. Nadia Vertlib has joined as a product manager; she was previously a product manager at Whitley.
Lerner Publishing Group has four promotions. Lindsay Matvick has been promoted to publicity director, from publicity manager. Brad Richason has been promoted to direct sales manager, from school and library direct sales manager. Cindy Jerome has been promoted to production director, from purchasing manager. Andrea Nelson has been promoted to managing editor, young adult nonfiction, from associate managing editor.
Sean Doore has joined Holiday House, Peachtree, and Pixel+Ink as art department assistant.