Key Staff Changes Announced at Random House
In an internal memo issued Tuesday, Gina Centrello, president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, announced the promotion of Susan Kamil—current senior vice president and editor-in-chief—to the additional position of publisher of the Random House and Dial Press imprints, reporting to Centrello. Centrello had served as publisher of these two imprints while the post remained vacant.
Highlighting Kamil's "skill of identifying and editing literary titles that can cross over into national bestsellerdom," Centrello pointed to recent successes "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" and "The Imperfectionists" as examples. "[Kamil] has contributed a clear editorial vision to the shaping of the Random House list and has been an energetic force in supporting all of the books we publish," wrote Centrello.
According to the memo, Kamil will continue to edit a handful of books yearly (including the bestselling "Shopaholic" series) while becoming a "motivating decision maker on all aspects of the publishing process" through her new position.
Centrello also announced that Tom Perry, executive vice president and deputy publisher, will join Kamil at the Random House imprint. He also has been appointed publisher of The Modern Library, a line of classics.
Other staff changes noted in Centrello's memo include the promotions of Theresa Zoro to senior vice president, director of publicity for the entire Random House Publishing Group and Susan Corcoran to vice president, director of publicity for Ballantine Bantam Dell. Additionally, Sanyu Dillon, senior vice president, director of marketing, will now report to Centrello.
"The changes announced today will ensure our current publishing success continues for the long term. It is a joy to give these expanded roles and responsibilities to colleagues as talented and as dedicated as Susan, Tom, Theresa, Sanyu, and Susan," Centrello concluded in the memo.