Wright to Head W.W. Norton College Dept.

Michael C. Wright has been chosen to lead the College Department at W. W. Norton & Company, succeeding the department’s longtime director, Roby Harrington, who will continue at Norton in his role as vice-chairman.

Wright, previously v-p, director of college sales, joined Norton in 2003 as a sales rep. He was a life sciences editor from 2006 to 2009 before becoming director of college sales in 2009. In that role he is credited with professionalizing sales management, adopting digital media, launching Norton’s high school and institutional sales groups, developing new distribution partners and overseeing Norton’s response to Covid-19 and online learning.

W.W. Norton president Julia Reidhead, “few generational milestones can be more significant to Norton’s future than the hand-off of College Department leadership. Michael Wright has overseen dramatic growth and transformation during his tenure as Director of College Sales and previously enjoyed great success as an editor and marketer. His appointment assures us that College leadership will go from strength to strength.”


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