Spilka to Succeed Wiley as Wiley's SVP, Corporate Communications
Deborah E. Wiley was the first member of the Wiley family's sixth generation to join the business when she started at Wiley in 1968. During her tenure, Deborah has been instrumental in developing and implementing important initiatives in the publishing industry and in communities around the world. As the former chairman of the National Book Foundation (1996-2007) and current chairman of the Association of American Publishers’ International Copyright Protection Committee, Deborah has served as a strong advocate for the publishing industry, particularly on copyright and piracy issues. Under her direction, the Wiley Foundation was established to bestow an annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, first awarded in 2002, to recognize innovative research in the biomedical fields. She has led Wiley’s corporate giving programs for more than 25 years and has been actively engaged in Wiley’s successful tutoring and mentoring program in the Hoboken public schools since 2003.