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Dan Reynolds named CEO, Workman Publishing Company

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Workman Publishing Company announces that Dan Reynolds has been appointed chief executive officer. He will transition into the role immediately, and relocate to New York City full-time on Oct. 1.

With this new leadership in place, Carolan R. Workman continues in the role of executive chair of the board and president, and Katie Workman is named vice president of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for the Workman Publishing Company.

As CEO and president of the imprints Storey Publishing (North Adams, Mass.) and Timber Press (Portland, Ore.), Reynolds has been part of the Workman Publishing Company since 2001 when John and Martha Storey sold their business to Peter Workman. Under Reynolds’s leadership, Storey Publishing has had consistent revenue growth year over year and has become the leading publisher in categories related to country living, such as crafts, vegetable gardening, preserving food, and animal husbandry. Prior to his direction, Timber Press was primarily a publisher of specialty horticultural titles for the advanced gardener, but has since evolved to include books for all levels of gardeners and other topics in the natural sciences.

"Early in my career I admired Workman’s energy and uniqueness in the marketplace. Since 2001 I’ve had the good fortune to work side by side with Peter Workman and the rest of his talented team. Storey and Timber blossomed due to this partnership," said Reynolds. "Now I have a wonderful opportunity to lead this innovative company, to collaborate daily with some of the most creative people in publishing today, and to continue the tradition Peter Workman built. I’m excited to take on this new role where I will be able to work in playing fields that are both niche and highly commercial and to make each idea as big as it can be."

Reynolds’s mandate in this new role is to grow all five imprints of Workman Publishing: Workman, Algonquin Books, Artisan Books, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. He will be immersed in the generation of ideas and packaging, while finding new ways to get the company’s rich list of books and authors into different types of accounts. Along with the publishers of each imprint and the senior leadership team, Reynolds will develop and publish books in formats that are as surprising and pleasurable as their content is rich.

Katie Workman, Chief Operating Officer Glenn D’Agnes, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Walter Weintz and the five imprint publishers will report directly to Reynolds. Susan Bolotin is appointed publisher and editorial eirector of the Workman imprint and Andrew Beckman, formerly editorial director, is promoted to publisher of Timber Press.

Deborah Balmuth will maintain her role as publisher, Storey Publishing; Elisabeth Scharlatt as publisher, Algonquin Books; and Ann Bramson as publisher, Artisan Books. Battle Day Parade coverage on CAT-TV

BENNINGTON -- Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) of Bennington has announced that their coverage of the Bennington Battle Day Parade on Sunday, August 17, will be simulcast with Greater Northshire Access Television of Manchester.

This coverage began a few years ago, when it was brought to the attention of CAT-TV Executive Director Lisa Byer and her staff, that there were people in the Bennington and Manchester coverage areas, that, for one reason or another (for example -- nursing home residents) could not attend the parade and should be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the cablecast production.

Byer, and Executive Director of GNAT Tammie Reilly and their staffs are pleased to offer this opportunity to area residents who are Comcast cable viewers.

Battle Day Parade coverage begins at approximately noon on Sunday, August 17, on CAT-TV & GNAT, Channel 15, with a pre-parade show, featuring Judy Ziller, a former CAT-TV staff member, past board of director member, and John Shannahan, executive director of the Better Bennington Corporation, who will give viewers a brief history of the 50 years of the Bennington Battle Day festivities, the Battle of Bennington, the parade line-up and parade participants.

For those who miss the production, look for replays on CAT-TV Channel 15 beginning Tuesday, August 19.

Should you need more information, contact Darlene Young, outreach coordinator at CAT-TV, 802-442-8868.

Dorset author Stimson named finalist

DORSET -- Vermont author Ellen Stimson has been named a finalist for a New England Book Award in the non-fiction category for her book "Mud Season" by the New England Independent Booksellers Association.

"I am just all kinds of happy here. Thanks to all the New England Booksellers. They are the ones who made this happen," said Stimson, a resident of Dorset.


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