John Wiley & Sons — Retirements on the Horizon

by | Oct 12, 2009 | 0 comments

William J. Pesce, President & CEO, and Stephen M. Smith, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb)  have announced the Company’s succession plan for the leadership of its three global businesses, disclosing the retirement dates and successors for Stephen A. Kippur, EVP & President, Professional/Trade (retirement date: July 31, 2010; successor: Mark J. Allin); Eric A. Swanson, SVP, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, (retirement date: October 31, 2010; successor: Steven J. Miron); and Bonnie E. Lieberman, SVP & General Manager, Higher Education (retirement date: April 30, 2011; successor: Joseph S. Heider). Stephen Kippur will retire on July 31, 2010, after 31 years with the Company. Stephen has led Wiley’s P/T business since its inception. Mark Allin will become VP & Chief Operating Officer of Wiley’s global P/T business on January 1, 2010, and will report to Stephen Kippur during the period of transition. Mark joined Wiley with the acquisition of Capstone in 2000 and relocated to Asia in April 2003 to lead Wiley’s business in that region. Eric Swanson will retire on October 31, 2010 after 36 years with the Company, including his service at Alan R. Liss, which Wiley acquired in 1989. He was appointed as leader of the global STMS business following the acquisition of Blackwell in February 2007. Steve Miron will assume the position of VP & Chief Operating Officer of global STMS on November 1, 2009. He will continue to report to Eric Swanson. Bonnie Lieberman plans to retire on April 30, 2011, after 21 years with the Company. Joe Heider will be promoted to the role of VP & Chief Operating Officer of global HE effective May 1, 2010. He will continue to report to Bonnie Lieberman. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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