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Industry Moves

Who’s News

Rob McMenemy leaves Egmont Publishing in his role as CEO Intl. In the U.K., Sarah Bates is promoted to Commercial Director, Ali Dougal moves up to Fiction Publishing Director and John Packard to Brands & Licensing Publishing Director.

Henna Riaz launches HRR Entertainment. The music and business management company will manage individuals in the music and entertainment industry, raise money to fund creative projects and develop new talent.

Beanstalk has launched a new creative design arm in the form of Studio B @ Beanstalk, led by Senior Graphic Designer Agata Shear.

Simba Smoby U.K. welcomes Jim Procter-Blain as Head Marketing & Licensing.

GennComm hires Allyson Frome as Director Licensing & Business Development.

The National Football League appoints David Thomson to the role of Managing Director NFL Canada.

Jeff Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren as CEO of Macy’s.

Target hires Mark Tritton as Chief Merchant.

Lee Tappenden will succeed Dirk Van De Berghe as Walmart Canada’s president and CEO on Aug. 15.

marblemedia taps Donna MacNeil as VP to oversee marketing initiatives.

Loftex hires Julie Chisholm Polich as its new VP Design.

Orchard Toys bolsters its in-house design team with Kevin Dobson as Graphic Designer.

At Lion Forge Comics, Geoff Gerber takes over as President from David Steward, who will remain as Founder & Publisher. Rich Johnson joins as VP Sales, Marketing & Business Development; Syndee Barwick as Director Marketing & Product Development; Mark Smylie as Executive Editor; Joseph Phillip Illidge as Senior Editor; and Devin Funches as Sales & Marketing Manager.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has named Jackie Engel VP & Associate Publisher, replacing former Deputy Publisher Andrew Smith, who is now at Abrams.

Patricia Kelly is promoted to General Manager of the Oakland, CA office at Lonely Planet, in addition to her current role as Director Sales.

Kathleen Merz is promoted to Acquisitions & Managing Editor at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Elisabeth Kerr is promoted to Director Subsidiary Rights at W. W. Norton & Co.

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