Chronicle Books has announced that Tyrrell Mahoney, currently v-p of sales and marketing, will take over as president of the publisher on January 3. Mahoney joined Chronicle in 1996 and has been in her current position since 2007.

Chronicle’s current president, Jack Jensen, will assume more responsibilities in his current role as president of McEvoy Group LLC, a position he has held since 2005. That position includes overseeing McEvoy Group’s holdings, which, in addition to Chronicle Books, include Galison/Mudpuppy, Princeton Architectural Press, and ISeeMe!. Jensen said in his new role he will be able to devote more time to McEvoy's international operations in Japan and the U.K., in addition to overseeing all its domestic operations.

Jensen, who joined Chronicle in 1977 as a sales rep, has helped transform the company from a regional press with five employees to an award-winning international publisher. He is also credited with establishing the company’s distribution business, which handles management for eight publisher clients.

Jensen said that Mahoney is “respected throughout the industry, among her colleagues in the publishing business as well as customers both here and around the world. She has a great instinct for the market and for publishing in general and she is a charismatic and highly respected leader. “

On leaving his storied legacy as president of Chronicle, Jensen said, “I’ve always felt there was no better job than being president of Chronicle Books. I’m assuming I will feel the same way about assuming this expanded role as president of McEvoy Group.”