Jeremiah Alavi has joined Rittenhouse Book Distributors as sales support and marketing manager. Alavi previously worked in advertising and marketing for Discovery Channel and Brothers and Company.

Mark Cummings has been named editor and publisher of Choice Magazine, which reviews academic books and electronic media in higher education. Cumming has worked in academic and educational publishing for almost 30 years; most recently he was v-p of business development at Weekly Reader.

Carrie Feron has been promoted to senior v-p at HarperCollins's Morrow/Avon imprints. Feron has been at HC for nearly 20 years.