Brenda Knight has been named publisher of Cleis Press and Viva Editions. She was formerly associate publisher and founder of Viva Editions. Cofounder Felice Newman will continue as Cleis CFO and Frederique Delacoste Cleis Cofounder/Copublisher will remain president of Cleis Press and publisher of Midnight Editions.

Robin Wolfson is appointed to the newly created position of v-p, Random House Speakers Bureau.

At Chronicle Books, Ryan Kelly has been promoted to the role of national account manager calling on Barnes & Noble and Calendar Club. Julia Carvalho will be joining the Chronicle Books special sales team as national account manager.

At Open Road, Pete Beatty is now acquisitions director. He was previously senior editor at Bloomsbury.