Director’s Desk
Welcome New PMA Board and President

July 2002
by Jan Nathan

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July is the month that sees new members enter the PMA Board of Directors. The PMA Nominating Committee, consisting of all of PMA’s past presidents and three former members of the PMA Board of Directors, review all of the nominations for the board. They look for diversity in size of company, experience in publishing and geographic location of the company. The also look to see who will be leaving the board and what areas of expertise will be or is currently missing from the board. The slate is chosen and voted upon at the PMA Annual Meeting at the Publishing University.

This year we welcome the following new people to the PMA Board of Directors:

Florrie Binford Kichler, Patria Press, Carmel, IN

Florrie’s publishing career began at the Bobbs-Merrill Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she worked for more than 10 years. In 1997 she founded Patria Press, specifically to restore to print a classic children’s book series first published 50 years ago, now entitled the Young Patriots Series.

Tim McCormick, Greentree Publishing, Phoenix, AZ

Greentree was founded in 1996 to publish How to Behave So Your Children Will Too!. He sold more than 500,000 hardcover copies of this book in 19 languages. This book was sold to Viking/Penguin, along with a second title, How To Behanve So Your Preschooler Will, Too! For a significant seven figure advance. Greentree’s next project is Raising a G-Rated Family in An X-Rated World, scheduled for…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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