Cara Duckworth has joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as vice president, communications.
Duckworth joins AAP from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), where she worked from 2007-2019, most recently as senior vice president, communications. Before then, she was director of communications at the Motion Picture Association of America and held two positions with the US Senate.
“Cara has a tremendous skill set in communications strategy, content policy, creative design, and special projects,” said Maria A Pallante, AAP president and c.e.o. said. “I am excited about all that she brings to our AAP community and all that she will contribute.”
Duckworth will report to John McKay, AAP’s senior vice president of communications, in Washington, DC.
McKay added: “With her extensive background at two leading trade groups and on Capitol Hill, Cara brings experience, execution, and enthusiasm to the AAP. She will be a great partner as we advocate for and celebrate the U S publishing industry.”
Duckworth added: "Published works are the bedrock of culture, education, and scientific progress. As an avid reader, I am proud and excited to join AAP and help showcase the many innovative ways the modern publishing industry enhances our daily lives."