Michael Pietsch, Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group, Elected Chairman, AAP Board of Directors
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that its Directors have elected Michael Pietsch Chairman of the Board for the 2022-2023 term, and elected Julia Reidhead, Chairman and President of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., Vice Chairman, AAP Board of Directors. In addition, Blaise R. Simqu, CEO, SAGE Publications, has joined the Board as an appointed Director. “Throughout its history, AAP has been governed by a Board of Directors committed to preserving an independent and innovative publishing industry for the benefit of current and future societies,” commented AAP President and CEO Maria A. Pallante. “With Michael Pietsch and Julia Reidhead assuming pivotal, leadership roles, this organization remains poised to address the numerous and serious public policy challenges that threaten the vitality of publishing across all sectors.