People in the News 6/3/13

Wiley Names New Chief Financial Officer

DigitalBookWorld reports that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has  “named John Kritzmacher, former CFO of Lucent Technologies and Global Crossing, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Kritzmacher will be responsible for all of Wiley’s global finance functions and activities, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations…”

This follows the announced retirement of  “Ellis Cousens, Wiley’s current CFO and Chief Operations Officer… at the end of fiscal year 2014. Until his planned retirement he will retain responsibility for certain global operations and oversee the company’s $80 million restructuring program…”

“Jamie Aurelia Schleser, a doctoral student from American University, will serve as the American Library Association’s 2013 Google Policy Fellow, the organization announced today. Schleser will spend ten weeks this summer in Washington, D.C. working with the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) on technology and Internet policy issues…”

The Vassar College Board of Trustees has announced that Robert A. Walton, … will be the college’s new vice president for finance and administration. Walton … combines his higher education leadership with experience as an innovator and executive at information and library technology companies…

Walton earned his bachelor’s of science from the University of Texas at Austin, and after completing a master’s in library and information science there in 1980, he held a series of administrative posts through 1989 with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, eventually directing its Data Processing and Technology Center. For several years during this period, he was also an adjunct professor and lecturer at the University of Texas Graduate School of Library and Information Science and at Texas Women’s University…”

Library Technology Guides reports that  John Spears has been named “Executive Director of The Salt Lake City Public Library in a unanimous vote…  The decision came after a nationwide recruitment process that resulted in a multi-day visit with the final candidates, who met and were interviewed by the Library Board and members of all levels of the organization.

Spears is currently the Executive Director of the Naperville Public Library, Illinois, and has served in various leadership and public services roles in libraries since 1998…”

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