David Dobson, associate publisher at the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC), has been selected by the organization’s board of directors as its new president and publisher, effective July 1. The appointment arrives two months after PPC’s current president and publisher, Marc Lewis, announced that he is retiring on June 30.

With over 20 years of experience at PPC, Dobson has served as editor at both its Geneva Press and Westminster John Knox imprints as well as in a marketing director role before being named editorial director in 2007. He played a crucial role in the 2017 launch of the children’s book imprint Flyaway Books, and was promoted to associate publisher last year.

“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to lead an organization with such a deep and treasured history as PPC,” Dobson said in a statement.

As the official publisher of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the PPC publishes around 60 new titles a year.