Kensington Publishing has announced two changes in its leadership ranks, effective immediately.

Lynn Cully, who has served as Kensington's publisher since September 2015, has been named v-p and director of business relations, while Jacqueline Dinas, previously associate publisher, will step into the role of publisher. The shifts were announced by Steve Zacharius, Kensington president and CEO.

Cully originally joined Kensington in 1990 as director of sales, rising to the position of publisher before leaving in 2000. In April 2015, she returned to Kensington as director of sales and was once again named publisher in September 2015, succeeding Laurie Parkin. In Cully's newly created role as v-p and director of business relations, she will continue to guide the company's acquisitions while also serving as a liaison between Kensington's sales teams and its distributor, Penguin Random House.

Dinas joined Kensington in 2009, serving as director of subrights for five years before named created associate publisher in January 2020.

“Lynn and Jackie have been working closely as a leadership team for over two years, and in that time we have the seen the benefits of having two people focused on ways to grow our business, as well as our publishing program," Zacharius said in a statement. "This change helps to maximize their talents and allows them both more time to work on individual projects, instead of duplicating efforts.”