Denson Takes Over Education Policy at AAP
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has promoted Kelly L. Denson to the position of vice president, education policy and programs. She joined AAP in February of 2019 as a senior director focused on higher education initiatives, having previously served as director of education policy and government affairs at Discovery Communications, where she spent nearly eight years
In her new role, Denson will assume primary responsibility for AAP’s PreK-12 portfolio, while continuing to lead higher education initiatives.
“In a relatively short time at AAP, Kelly has displayed an unbeatable combination of leadership, creativity, collaboration, and service, "said Maria Pallante, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers. "She has guided important affordability discussions with higher education partners and led advocacy and coalition efforts to support stimulus funding for schools. As Kelly turns her attention to policymakers and stakeholders from all parts of the education landscape—and every level of learning—she will be a passionate and principled advocate, not only for AAP’s member companies, but also for the student empowerment and equity objectives that drive education publishing."