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Reorganization Of Penguin Random House U.S.

Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe U.S. has announced a restructuring of its publishing groups, including some high-level promotions. The former Random House Group will be split into two new publishing groups: Random House Publishing Group, headed by Sanyu Dillon, and Crown Publishing Group, headed by David Drake.

Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe U.S. has announced organizational changes to the structure of its publishing groups, accompanied by some high-profile promotions. As announced yesterday in New York by Nihar Malaviya, Interim CEO of Penguin Random House, the former Random House Group will be split into two new publishing groups: Random House Publishing Group and Crown Publishing Group.

The new Random House Publishing Group will be headed by Sanyu Dillon, previously Chief Marketing Officer of Penguin Random House U.S. As President, Random House Publishing Group, she will oversee Random House, The Dial Press, Hogarth, The Modern Library, One World, Ballantine Bantam Dell/Delacorte, Random House Worlds, Harmony/Rodale, Convergent, and WaterBrook & Multnomah.

The new Crown Publishing Group will be led by David Drake, previously President Crown Publishing Group, who has been appointed President of the new Crown Publishing Group. His group now includes Crown, Currency, Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press publishers.

Both Sanyu Dillon and David Drake report directly to Nihar Malaviya, as do the publishers of Penguin Random House U.S.’s other publishing groups: Amanda D’Acierno, President and Publisher, Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group; Allison Dobson, President, Penguin Publishing Group; Jen Loja, President, Penguin Young Readers; Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher, Random House Children’s Books; and Maya Mavjee, President and Publisher, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Board of the U.S. Publishing Group now consists of the above-named publishers and Annette Danek, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Paige Mcinerney, Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Penguin Random House U.S., Kimberly Ayers Shariff, Executive Vice President, Strategy - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Penguin Random House U.S., and Nina Von Moltke, President, Director of Strategic Development, Penguin Random House U.S.

Malaviya announced other personnel changes yesterday as well: Jeff Abraham, previously President Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS), will be promoted to President of Publishing Operations, Technology, and Services at Penguin Random House U.S. In addition to PRHPS, he now oversees IT, Publishing Operations, and PRH Labs. He, too, sits on the U.S. Board. Reporting to Jeff Abraham are Brendan Cahill, Vice President, Corporate Projects, Chris Hart, Senior Vice President, IT, and Janet Rasche, Senior Vice President and Director, Publishing Operations.

Further to Sanyu Dillon’s promotion to head the new Random House Publishing Group, Erica Curtis has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing. She reports to Jaci Updike, who has been promoted to President, Sales and Marketing, remains on the U.S. Board, and now reports directly to Nihar Malaviya. John Bohman, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Operations, now reports to Updike as well.