ASSOCIATION OF AUTHORS REPRESENTATIVES Gail Hochman, president of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, has been elected president for the year 2002—2003, succeeding Donald Maass. She began her publishing career in 1975 at G.P. Putnam's Sons before becoming an agent at Paul R. Reynolds Inc. in 1977. She joined Brandt and Brandt Literary Agents, now renamed, in 1983... Michael Congdon was elected vice-president, literary branch... Beth Blickers was elected vice-president, dramatic branch... Miriam Altshuler will be secretary... Ann Rittenberg was elected treasurer.
MCGRAW-HILL CHILDRENS Gary Richardson, formerly publisher of Zonderkidz, has been named publisher, education... Lisa Carmona, previously an editor at School Zone Publishing, has been named executive editor.
AUGSBURG FORTRESS, PUBLISHERS Beth A. Lewis, previously president and owner of Computer Coach, has been named president and CEO.
VERSO Niels Hooper, sales and marketing manager, has been promoted to general manager of U.S. and Canadian operations... Amy Scholder, previously a freelance editor at Verso, has been named U.S. editor... Rachel Guidera has been named U.S. publicity manager.
LEVY HOME ENTERTAINMENT Howard F. Reese, executive v-p and COO of the mass market book distributor, has been named president and COO.
WARNER FAITH Robert Nealeigh, v-p of sales at Standard Publishing, has been appointed sales director.
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS Patricia Fidler, executive editor, has been named publisher for art and architecture books... Larisa Heimert, an acquiring editor, has been named executive editor for history and trade publishing.
DUTTON/GOTHAM BOOKS Jean Anne Rose, previously with One Potato Productions, has been named publicity manager.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS Kate Darnton, previously an editor, has been promoted to senior editor.
AVALON PUBLISHING GROUP Karen Auerbach, associate director of publicity at Little, Brown, has been named director of publicity.
VISTA Ted Hill, a publishing and technology veteran, has been named senior v-p of business development, North America.
BALLANTINE Zachary Schial, formerly senior editor at iPublish, has been named a senior editor.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO Eric Brandt, formerly in marketing and publicity, has been promoted to senior editor acquiring titles in religion.
WILLIAM MORROW Suzanne Balaban, who has worked extensively as a producer, director, writer and publicist in New York and London, has been named assistant director of publicity.
ROUTLEDGE Ilene Kalish, editor, has been promoted to senior editor... Katie Monaghan, previously a publicist, has been promoted to publicity manager... Patty Garcia, a publicist, was promoted to publicity manager, arts & humanities... Tom Sullivan, formerly a copywriter, has been named marketing manager, Psychology Press and Brunner-Routledge... James Cook, associate marketing manager for Brunner-Routledge, has been named marketing manager, social sciences. MIRAMAX BOOKS Bruce Mason, formerly director of publicity at Overlook Press, has been named associate director of publicity.
BOOK MAGAZINE Nathan Misner, cofounder of Iced Media, has been named marketing director.
GRAYWOLF PRESS Jeffrey Shotts has been named poetry editor.
LAURA DILL LITERARY AGENCY Alicka Pistek, previously with Nicholas Ellison Inc., has been named foreign rights director and agent.
BOSTON COMMON PRESS Lori Galvin-Frost, formerly an assistant editor at Houghton Mifflin, has been named senior editor of cookbooks.
RODALE Jamie Tait, previously an advertising freelancer, has been named assistant creative director of the corporate creative group.
SPRING ARBOR Steve Adams, formerly a Christian retailer, has joined the sales department.