UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY Joyce Harrison has been named editor-in-chief, responsible for acquiring scholarly and general-interest titles. She has more than 16 years of acquisitions experience, most recently at the University of Tennessee Press.
RODALE Charles DeLana has been promoted to v-p of corporate sales and marketing from his previous position as director of corporate ad sales.... Tom Beusse, previously senior v-p and managing director, has been promoted to president of the men's health and sports group.... Dana Bacher has been promoted to director of marketing, Rodale trade books, from associate director of subsidiary rights.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX Eric Chinski, former executive editor at Houghton Mifflin for six years, has been named executive editor.... Wesley Adams has been promoted to executive editor from senior editor at FSG Books for Young Readers.... Jeanne McDermott has been promoted to director of marketing from associate director at FSG Books for Young Readers.... Janine O'Malley, formerly assistant editor, has been promoted to associate editor at FSG Books for Young Readers.
WELDON OWEN PUBLISHING Frederick B. Newell III has been appointed chief operating officer. He joined the firm as president in 1999 and continues to hold that title.
COOK'S ILLUSTRATED/AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Elizabeth Carduff, former associate publisher and marketing director at Perseus Publishing, has been appointed editorial manager responsible for development and day-to-day operations of the book division and test kitchen.... Laura Phillipps has been named corporate sponsorship specialist.... John Olson has joined the staff as culinary scientist....Aaron Shuman has been named webmaster.
COPPER CANYON PRESS Sid Farrar, former executive director of Milkweed Editions and bookseller and consultant, has been named publisher.
RANDOM HOUSE CANADA Maya Mavjee has been appointed executive v-p in addition to her position as publisher of Doubleday Canada, Anchor Canada, and Seal Books.... Diane Martin, former associate publisher, has been promoted to publisher of Knopf Canada and will become a v-p of Random House Canada as well.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS Christopher T. Reggio, director of adult trade publishing, has been given the additional title of associate publisher of the division.
SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA Rosslyn Junke, former v-p marketing and publicity for HarperCollins Canada, has been named to the newly created position of marketing director.
LYNNE PALMER Cynthia Hughes, former executive managing editor at Simon & Schuster, has joined the New York agency.
RANDOM HOUSE INC. Christine Gillespie, former manager, club and AMS sales at Simon & Schuster, has been appointed director of marketing, Random House Information Group and Fodor's Travel Publications.
LIGHTWEDGE Michael Boylan, former national sales manager for Zelco Industries, has been named national sales manager for the Nantucket-based reading light manufacturer.
TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP Jenny Bent, formerly with Harvey Klinger Inc., has joined the New York agency.
—Compiled by Mary Ann Tennenhouse