At Foundry Literary + Media, Kirsten Neuhaus has been hired as director of foreign rights for adult titles. For the past three years, she has been running her own agency. Also at Foundry, Rachel Hecht, who joined the agency in 2011, has been promoted to director of foreign rights for children's books. She was previously a YA scout for Mary Anne Thompson Associates. In January, Stephanie Abou will hand over the foreign rights department to Neuhaus and Hecht in order to focus solely on her own list of authors.