Wright Named B&T President
Arnie Wright has been named president of Baker & Taylor. Wright, who was promoted from his position as COO, has served in a number of executive roles for the distributor since joining the company in 1980. Before joining B&T, Wright worked in the binding and printing industry. Gary Dayton has also been promoted at B&T, from operations v-p to senior v-p of operations.
Ross to DreamWorks
Damon Ross has been named senior development executive at DreamWorks Animation, where he will be focusing on developing literary projects. Ross, who coproduced the Jack Black comedy Nacho Libre, was most recently v-p of development and production at Nickelodeon Movies, where he played a key role in bringing such books as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Angus to the screen.
Baker Up at HC
Amy Baker has been promoted to marketing director at HarperCollins's Harper Perennial imprint. Baker, who joined the publisher in 2000, has worked on such titles as Josh Kilmer-Purcell's I Am Not Myself These Days and Joyce Carol Oates's The Gravedigger's Daughter.