At Workman Publishing:
Kristina Peterson, director of international publishing, is retiring effective March 31. She began her career in publishing as a trade book rep in eastern upstate New York, before holding sales and publishing positions at several houses, including Random House, where she was the head of Fodor's Travel Publications. She also held senior management positions at Dorling Kindersley (DK) U.S., the Random House Children's Group, and the Simon & Schuster Children's Division.
Workman CEO Daniel Reynolds commented: "Over the years, international sales have become increasingly important to the health of our industry, and Kristina has done a terrific job at the helm of this crucial department, consistently growing our business each year. Throughout her 15 years at Workman, Kristina has shown us the world and taken great joy in sharing with us how our books take on different lives in different cultures."
Also, Sara High has been promoted to director of international sales, effective immediately, and will manage export sales of Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, duopress, Experiment, Familius, Storey, and Timber titles. She will also work directly with Workman's distributors in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the sales reps who cover Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. She joined Workman in 2003 as export assistant and was later promoted to manager of export sales and international marketing, and in 2009, to export sales and international marketing director.
Mia O'Neill has been promoted to publicist.
Clare Maurer is joining Scribner as a publicist, effective February 18. She was most recently an associate publicist at St. Martin's Press.