Queen to McCormick and Williams

Pilar Queen has joined McCormick and Williams as an agent. She arrives from Inkwell Management, where she was an agent and an associate in the foreign rights department. She will continue to rep narrative and practical nonfiction and women's commercial fiction.

Promo, Hire at Crown

Donna Passannante has been named marketing director for Clarkson Potter, Potter Craft, Potter Style and Three Rivers Press. Passannante joined Crown in 2005 as marketing director for Crown, Crown Business, Crown Forum, Harmony and Shaye Areheart; before that she had been at Barnes & Noble for 15 years. And Patty Berg, most recently at Harcourt, has been hired to fill Passannante's old post.

Smith to Spring Arbor

Christopher T. Smith has been promoted to director of sales at the Ingram-owned Spring Arbor Distributors. Smith joined Ingram in 2007 as sales manager.