Harcourt General has named Jim Levy president and chief operating officer of its Harcourt Brace subsidiary. Levy joined Harcourt in 1992 as group vice-president for the company's educational publishing businesses. He most recently served as president of HB's Education and Lifelong Learning and Assessment group. Levy succeeds Brian Knez as HB president, although Knez will remain CEO and Levy will report to him.

To replace Levy as head of the Lifelong Learning group, HB named John Dilworth president; he had been vice-president of the unit.