Board of Directors
IBPA is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors that regularly meet to discuss and plan the association’s business. Board members reflect IBPA’s varied membership and serve two- to four-year terms during which time they serve on committees that represent the best interests of the independent publishing association’s members.
Names marked with an asterix below are also members of the Executive Committee. All Officers, except the Board Chair and Executive Director, are also members of the Board.
Want to apply for the IBPA Board?
We welcome applications for Board positions. The deadline is December 31st of each year. Email email@example.com for more information.
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Book Publishers Association
1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite 204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
PREVIOUS BOARD CHAIRS
The Write Thought
1254 Commerce Ave.
Sanger, CA 93657
Previous Board Chair (2011-2013)
Whole Person Associates
101 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 203
Duluth, MN 55802
Previous Board Chair (2009-2011)
Florrie Binford Kichler
PO Box 752
Carmel. IN 46082
Previous Board Chair (2006-2009)
PO Box 82368
Kenmore, WA 98028
Previous Board Chair (2004-2006)
41 La Puerta Trail
Placitas, NM 87043
Previous Board Chair (2002-2004)
201 E. Fourth St.
Previous Board Chair (2000-2002)
Nicholas S. Weir-Williams
Executive V-P and Associate Publisher
370 Lexington Ave.
New York NY 10017
Previous Board Chair (1998-2000)
Chicago Review Press
814 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Previous Board Chair (1996-1998)
The Marino Group
1160 Hunter St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Previous Board Chair (1994-1996)
3420 Woodland Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Previous Board Chair (1992-1994)
Robert (Bob) Erdmann
1116 Oakmont Dr., #6
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Previous Board Chair (1990 – 1992)
4239 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
Previous Board Chair (1989-1990)
Craftsman Book Company
6058 Corte del Cedro
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone: 619-438-7828 x309
Previous Board Chair (1988-1989)
Robert Alberti, Ph.D.
PO Box 1094
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1094
Previous Board Chair (1986-1988)
Richard E. Bye
3880 Pecos Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Previous Board Chair (1983-1986)
Law Offices of Jonathan Kirsch
1880 Century Park East, Suite 515
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3003
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