BISG Announces New Executive Director
"I speak on behalf of the ECPA Board of Directors and the entire ECPA membership in conveying our appreciation for Mark's leadership these past 11 years as ECPA's President and CEO," said ECPA Chair Dwight Baker (Baker Publisher Group). "His innovative vision and unique ability to foster collaboration and friendship led the industry successfully through a period of great change. I am confident that all he brought to our industry will now be accomplished for the greater publishing industry and we are proud of him."
Mr. Kuyper succeeds current Executive Director Len Vlahos, who has resigned his position effective June 12 to join the management team, and, along with his wife Kristen Gilligan, eventually assume operational control, of the Tattered Cover Bookstores in Denver, Colorado.
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry's leading trade association for standards, education, and research and information. BISG facilitates the connections and conversations that solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and collaboratively address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Its 200 members include publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media.