Fritz Foy has retired as president and publisher of Tom Doherty Associates (TDA), and Devi Pillai has been promoted into both positions, effective immediately.
Pillai, who came to TDA from Hachette Book Group's Orbit imprint, where she was editorial director, joined Macmillan in 2016 as associate publisher of Tor/Forge Books, and was promoted to publisher and v-p of the imprints in 2018; she also assumed responsibility for the Tor Teen and Starscape imprints in 2020. Previously, Pillai worked at Harper Business, HarperVoyager, and Warner Books.
"Devi impressed me the moment we met," Jon Yaged, president of Macmillan trade, wrote in a memo to staff. "She is incisive, passionate, and decisive—perfect qualities to lead TDA into the future and sustain its status as the preeminent science fiction and fantasy publisher."
Foy came to Macmillan from Simon & Schuster in 1997 to serve as the company's chief technology officer, overseeing the creation and implementation of technology systems used to report royalties and sales, among other data. Foy was also instrumental in the creation of Tor.com, and was named president and publisher of Tom Doherty in March of 2018.
Calling Foy's career path "unlike any I have ever encountered" in a letter to staff, Macmillan US CEO Don Weisberg added: "His dedication to books and our industry runs deep, as anyone who has discussed the lore of publishing with him can attest to."
The following will newly report to Pillai: Irene Gallo, v-p and publisher, Tor.com; Linda Quinton, v-p and publisher of Forge Books; Lucille Rettino, v-p and associate publisher of TDA and director of marketing and publicity; Patrick Nielsen Hayden, v-p and editor-in-chief of TDA; Peter Lutjen, art director; and Molly McGhee, editorial assistant.