Kathleen Schmidt has been named v-p, director of marketing and publicity at Perseus imprint Running Press, leading the publicity and marketing efforts at the publisher's Philadelphia office. Schmidt joined the company in 2013 as publicity director for Weinstein Books, which first partnered with Perseus in 2009.

Prior to joining Perseus, Schmidt ran KMS Public Relations, an independent freelance publicity firm. Before KMS, she was the v-p and director of publicity at Simon & Schuster's Atria Books.

In her new role, which she will step into August 10, Schmidt will report to Running Press publisher Kristin Kiser. She will execute campaigns for the Running Press Adult, Kids, and Miniature Editions lists.