JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS: Kathleen Keene, CFO and acting director since December, has been named director. The first woman to head the press in 125 years, she served as executive v-p of operations and chief publishing officer at Harcourt Health Sciences before joining the press in 2002.
IUNIVERSE: Diane Gedyman, formerly senior v-p and publishing director of Harper San Francisco, has been named editorial director and will be based in New York.
HARMONY/SHAYE AREHEART BOOKS: Sally Kim, former editor at Thomas Dunne Books, has been appointed an editor....
Julia Pastore, former associate editor at St. Martin's Press, has also joined the firm as an editor.
RANDOM HOUSE INC.: Leslie Sepuka, former national publicist for WGBH-TV/PBS in Boston, has been named publicity manager for Vintage and Anchor Books....
Lexy Bloom, formerly with Viking, has been appointed associate editor for Vintage and Anchor.
ST. MARTIN'S PRESS: Jennifer Enderlin has been named v-p in addition to her current titles of associate publisher, St. Martin's Paperbacks, and executive editor, St. Martin's Press....
Sheila Curry Oakes, former senior editor and executive editor at Penguin Putnam, has been appointed executive editor as of June 1.
PENGUIN GROUP: (USA) Jake Klisivitch has joined Plume Books as associate editor....
Sarah Melnyk, publicist, has been promoted to senior publicist.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS: Barbara Fillon has been promoted to associate publicity director in the trade publicity department.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS: Thomas Lavoie, formerly associate publisher and marketing director at Dufour Editions and assistant director at Syracuse University Press, has been named marketing director.
PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP: David Tripp, national accounts manager, has been promoted to director of field and mass merchandise sales....
Clay Farr, category manager at BGI, has been named national accounts manager.
VIZ LLC: Joseph Morici, former senior v-p of sales for video game developer and publisher Metro3D Inc., has been named v-p of sales for the San Francisco—based distributor of manga content.
BORDERS: Pam Promer, seven-year veteran of the company and former assistant buyer of genre fiction, has been appointed audio buyer for both Borders and Waalden.
SHOPRO ENTERTAINMENT: Daniel Marks has been promoted to v-p, international licensing and sales, from director....
Carol Roeder, most recently executive v-p at Intervisual Books, has been named director of licensing for the San Francisco firm.
HARPERCOLLINS: Darlene Delillo, a 20-year veteran with the company and deputy publisher of Avon/HarperTorch, has been promoted to senior v-p.
SIMON & SCHUSTER: Nancy Hancock, formerly executive editor at McGraw-Hill, has been named senior editor of Touchstone Fireside.
UTNE MAGAZINE: Judy Rudrud, Utne publisher, has been named president and publisher....
Karen Olson, formerly managing editor, has been named an editor.
KIDDE, HOYT & PICARD LITERARY AGENCY: Kay Kidde is retiring from publishing after 25 years with the agency and prior positions at NAL and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The agency is closing and she will be based full-time at her home in Westhampton.
—Compiled by Mary Ann Tennenhouse