Elsevier Vice President Amy Pedersen Named to Board of Directors for Book Industry Study Group (BISG)

Appointment brings expertise from the science, technology and medical publishing segment to book industry's leading trade association

Waltham, MA, December 1, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that Amorette (Amy) Pedersen, Vice President of Channel Management and Marketing Operations for Science and Technology Books, Elsevier, was named to the Board of Directors for the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Her appointment to the board brings expertise from the science, technology and medical (STM) publishing segment to BISG, the book industry's leading trade association for policy, standards, and research.

"We're delighted that Amy agreed to join the BISG Board," said Len Vlahos, Executive Director, BISG.  "Our nominating committee wanted to bolster representation from the STM community and there was no better candidate than Amy Pedersen representing Elsevier."

Amy Pedersen is a highly knowledgeable publishing professional with experience ranging from production and manufacturing through marketing and distribution. She has been in her current position at Elsevier since 2009 and is responsible for product marketing, go-to-market planning, pricing, lead generation, communications, as well as for ecommerce solutions. Prior to this position, she was Elsevier's Publishing Director for the Focal Press, Syngress, Butterworth-Heinemann Security, and Morgan Kaufmann imprints. Before joining Elsevier, Amy co-founded and ran Syngress Publishing for nine years prior to selling the company to Elsevier in December 2006. She has also held marketing and editorial roles with Books24x7 (then Modern Age Books), as well as with IDG Books.

"Having Amy join the BISG Board of Directors is a good thing for the industry, as well as for Elsevier," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. "As a major STM publisher, it's important that we participate in the organization's initiatives. Amy brings a wide base of knowledge to the Board and will certainly be able to contribute to the overall advancement of STM book publishing."

BISG aims to facilitate innovation and shared solutions for the benefit of all companies and practitioners who create, produce, and distribute published content, and the organizations that support them. Membership consists of publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. BISG provides a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community.


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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