HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and its HarperCollins Focus (HC Focus) affiliate announced the promotion of Laura Minchew from senior v-p and publisher of Tommy Nelson Children’s Books, gift books, and new media to senior v-p, children’s and gift group publisher for HCCP as well as HC Focus.

In her new role, Minchew will lead the direction for Tommy Nelson, Zonderkidz, Thomas Nelson Gift, and Zondervan Gift publishing as well as Blink YA books. She will also launch the strategy and general market publishing program for children’s and gift products under HC Focus, which shares its corporate office and operational support with HCCP, but operates as a separate entity. Minchew will report to Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HCCP and HC Focus.

Additionally, Michael Aulisio, formerly v-p of marketing for Tommy Nelson and Gift books, has been named v-p of marketing for the children’s and gift group of HCCP and HC Focus.

The promotions arrive following several staff changes at HCCP, including most recently the appointment of Damon Reiss to v-p, publisher of W Publishing, an imprint of HCCP's Thomas Nelson subsidiary.