Heather Fain has been appointed senior v-p, director of marketing strategy, a new central marketing function within HBG. Fain will also continue as deputy publisher of Little, Brown and Company.

University of Minnesota Press editorial director Richard W. Morrison is leaving the press after 15 years to assume the position of editorial director at Fordham University Press in New York City.

Lisa Jackson, former associate publisher of Tyndale Publishing House, and Brian Thomasson, former senior editor at NavPress, have been named agents with Colorado Springs-based Alive Communications.