Jen Gauthier has been named publisher of Greystone Books and its imprint Greystone Kids, succeeding Rob Sanders at the Vancouver-based firm.
Currently associate publisher , she will take up his new role on 1st January 2022. The news was announced by c.e.o. Sanders, who Gauthier will report to. Sanders has been the publisher of Greystone since its 1993 launch as an imprint of Douglas & McIntyre (D&M).
“It is absolutely time that this group be led by a new generation,” Sanders said. “Jen is the right person to provide that leadership, which will ensure Greystone continues to be successful and that the program reaches new heights for many years to come. The company today owes so much to Jen’s commitment and strength, and I am extremely pleased that Jen is moving into this new role, where I know she will have the ear and support of the entire team.”
Gauthier has worked with Greystone since 2005, when she was hired by its parent company D&M. She held various sales and marketing positions at D&M over the next seven years. In 2013, Sanders relaunched Greystone as an independent publisher and Gauthier became one of the first staff members to join the fast-growing team, taking on the role of sales manager. Gauthier was soon promoted to director of sales and marketing and then in 2019 to associate publisher.
“I am honoured to have been a part of such an extraordinary publishing company for more than 16 years,” she said. “The Greystone staff are some of the most passionate and dedicated people in the industry, and we publish exceptional books on topics that I am truly passionate about. I am excited by the opportunity to continue building on Greystone’s success and to ensure we are a great home for a diverse range of authors.”
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