Penguin Random House Consolidates Adult Publishing Imprints, Appoints Madeline McIntosh to Lead
I am very sorry to tell you that as the result of this change Susan Petersen Kennedy, President, Penguin Group U.S., who most recently has led the Penguin Adult hardcover and trade imprints, will be leaving the company at the end of the year. Susan's contributions to Random House, Penguin and now Penguin Random House during her 35 years of service to the company have been extraordinary. Please read the accompanying memo in which we celebrate and honor her career with us. In particular, I want to thank her for the productive approach she has brought to our collaboration since the merger. Her insights and guidance related to the integration, and her passion for Penguin's unique culture, have been extremely valuable to our newly formed company and to me.
The changes we are announcing here for the Penguin adult business do not have any impact on the Penguin Young Readers Group, under the strong leadership of Don Weisberg, its President, who continues to report to me.
Madeline will continue the long tradition of Penguin publishing excellence and distinction. I believe her appointment will position the Penguin Publishing Group strongly for the future. Please join me in congratulating Madeline on her new duties.