Erika Seyfried, v-p and director of digital strategy and consumer engagement at Penguin Random House, died after going missing while vacationing in Vermont on August 29. She was 36.
According to Vermont State Police, Seyfried, who lived in Brooklyn, was visiting the state with her husband, and went missing while walking her golden retriever on Sunday. A body, which police believe to be Seyfried's, was found in Saxtons River on Monday. The police believe that the death was accidental.
“We are devastated by the loss of our colleague...who established herself as a marketing leader through the innovative digital campaigns she developed for our books,” Penguin Random House said in a statement. “Her reader-centric approach to consumers, her social media prowess, and her tireless nurturing of our authors earned her reverence throughout our company and our industry.”
The statement continued: “With her forward-looking, inclusive approach to every team and project she led, Erika was the embodiment of what we all hope for in a colleague, and friend. Our thoughts are with Erika’s family, loved ones, and our colleagues who worked with and adored her.”