Suzanne Gibbs Taylor has been appointed publisher and chief creative officer of Gibbs Smith. The announcement was made by founder and president Gibbs Smith, who previously also held the role of publisher.

Taylor joined the company as editor in 1998, and six years later was named editorial director, and was most recently associate publisher and creative director. In her different roles, Taylor helped to create some of the publisher's most profitable brands, including BabyLit, PocketDoodles, and the 101 Things to Do With cookbook series.

“Suzanne has been in the publishing industry for 26 years, 17 of which have been at Gibbs Smith,” said Smith. “We are confident that she has the business and industry experience, drive, and acumen for directing our trade program.”

Smith will continue in his role as president and chairman of the board.