Jillian Vandall has joined Random House Children’s Books as publicist. She was previously an associate publicist at Simon & Schuster. Ray Shappell has joined the Knopf Delacorte Dell art group as designer working with the Crown, Delacorte, Knopf, and Wendy Lamb imprints at Random House Children’s Books. Shappell comes to RHCB from HarperCollins.

Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the newly created position of culinary digital editorial director. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter.