Born and Lived: Born in Passaic, NJ. Raised in Paterson, NJ. Have lived in New York City since 1991.
Professional Career and Activities:
- Director at Fordham University Press
- Marketing & Sales Director at NYU Press
- Marketing Director at Routledge / Taylor & Francis
- Marketing/Promotion Manager at New York Academy of Sciences
- Senior Marketing Manager at Career Press
- Marketing Manager at Western Publishing
- Marketing Manager at John Wiley & Sons
Family: Partner Carl and a daughter Vivian
In My Spare Time: Read, run, cook, and take care of my six-year old daughter. Also have an old house upstate NY that needs TLC.
Favorite Books: EM Forster, Maurice; F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby; Truman Capote, In Cold Blood; Katharine Graham, Personal History; Tom Wolfe, Bonfire of the Vanities; Junot Diaz, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; JR Moehringer, Tender Bar; Edith Wharton, House of Mir
Pet Peeves: When people try to get on the subway before letting me get off. Not staying to the right on an elevator or staircase so others can pass. Walking three in a row on the sidewalk. Major problem in Times Square.
Philosophy: Respect other people’s differences.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: My impersonation of David Letterman at a sales conference early in my career in publishing. At the following sales conference all the reps wore Fred’s Fan Club buttons.
Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Fordham University Press is bigger and better.
How/Where I See the Industry in Five Years: I’m bad at making predictions but I see more digital in our future. Print will still be around but we’ll figure out a good model for ebooks.
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