UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Lynne Withey was named director. She was acting director. Withey joined the UCP in 1986 as an assistant director and became associate director in 1993. Prior to her publishing career, Withey was a professor of history. She currently serves on the board of the AAUP.

MCFARLAND & COMPANY Karl-Heinz Roseman was promoted to sales manager. He was assistant sales manager.

LOBSTER PRESS Kathryn Cole was named editor-in-chief. She was publisher of Stoddart Kids.... Michel Coderre was named CEO/CFO. He was managing partner of Coudert Brothers.

BLACK ISSUES BOOK REVIEW Lesleigh W. Irish was named director of advertising. She was director of promotion and advertising at Dorling Kindersley.... Robert A. Tate was named publisher's representative. He was a lifestyle magazine publisher.

STERLING PUBLISHING CO. Ronni Stolzenberg was named director of marketing. She was associate marketing director at the American Museum of Natural History.... Marti Saltzman was named director of photography books, Lark Books. She was v-p and publisher, Silver Pixel Press/Kodak Books.... Lesley Bruynesteyn was named project editor, Hearst Books. She was club director at the architects and designers book club at Bookspan.... Karen Nelson was promoted to creative director. She was art director.

THE FREE PRESS Liz Stein was named senior editor. She was senior editor at Henry Holt.

BERKSHIRE PUBLISHING GROUP Lauryn Franzoni was named director of product development. She was senior v-p and group publisher at Gilder Publishing LLC.... Cathy Fracasse was named director of technology. She was v-p of information planning at Fidelity Investments' FMR Co.

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP Almena Dees was appointed director of contracts and author relations. She was a contract manager for Microgistix.

UNIV. OF ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND Robert Edgell was named executive director of the university's MBA in New Media and Communications. He was an executive at Bertelsmann.

RODALE Andy Carpenter was named v-p, art and design. He was v-p, art director of Random House's trade division.

BEACON PRESS Gayatri Patnaik was named senior editor. She was an editor at Palgrave/St. Martin's Press.

RIVERHEAD BOOKS Julie Grau and Cindy Spiegel, co-editorial directors, have been promoted to the additional role of v-ps of the imprint.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Becky Saikia-Wilson was promoted to v-p and executive managing editor, adult trade. She was v-p and managing editor.... Jed Santoro was promoted to v-p and director of sales, trade and reference. He has been with the sales department for 15 years.... Maire Gorman was promoted to v-p, director of special sales, merchandise licensing and new business development. She was v-p, director of special sales and merchandise licensing.

ABC-CLIO Art Stickney was named editorial director, books division. He was product manager for R.R. Bowker.

MEREDITH BOOKS James D. Blume was promoted to publisher and editor-in-chief. He was editor-in-chief.

TASCHEN AMERICA Jarvis Melton was named sales director. He was v-p, sales, at Random House Value.

MODERN PUBLISHING Robin Theunissen was named sales manager. He was a senior children's book buyer for Kmart Corporation.

ANDREWS MCMEEL UNIVERSAL Les Hinmon was named chief financial officer and v-p. He was corporate v-p of accounting.... Stacey Perry was named corporate v-p of finance. He was chief financial officer at paint company Tnemec.

RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS Bryan Curtis was promoted to associate publisher, v-p of marketing. He was v-p of marketing.... Charlie Snow was named brand manager. He was regional sales manager of Mag-Nif.... Terri Woodmore was named publicity director. She was assistant director of public relations at Tennessee State University.

DAVID R. GODINE, PUBLISHER Elsbeth Lindner was named editorial director. She was managing director at The Women's Press in London.

BRANDT & HOCHMAN LITERARY AGENTS Bill Contardi has joined the firm as literary agent. He was an agent at the William Morris Agency.

—Compiled by Diane Patrick