IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole, Becomes CEO, Extends Contract
Monday, February 8, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Manhattan Beach, CA - February 8, 2016) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is pleased to announce that Angela Bole, who has served as the organization’s executive director since 2013, recently accepted the newly created position of CEO.
The IBPA board of directors approved the change in Angela’s position to better reflect her role in the organization. The change is immediate. At the same time, Angela agreed to renew her contract with IBPA for another three years. Her new term begins July 1, 2016.
"IBPA is extremely fortunate that Angela Bole has agreed to stay at the helm for another three years," said Peter Goodman, Chair of IBPA’s board of directors. "Publishers face many challenges, and the industry landscape is changing rapidly. Angela has amply demonstrated that she brings a robust managerial skill set as well as a rich vision of where IBPA should and can go to serve its membership."
Under Angela’s leadership, IBPA has experienced significant growth in revenue and membership and has made major improvements to its flagship programs, including Publishing University and the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
"IBPA members stand out among the ranks of independent publishers based on their profound passion for their work, as well as their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the field," Angela Bole said. "I’m honored to be of service to such a group and look forward to continuing to level the playing field for anyone who wants to professionally engage in the business of publishing."
Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Before that, she served two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager.
Angela holds a Masters of Science in Book Publishing from New York University and currently serves on the board of directors for BISG and IDPF, the International Digital Publishing Forum.
About the Independent Book Publishers Association
Founded in 1983 to support independent publishers nationwide, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) leads and serves the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3,100 members, IBPA is the largest publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. For more information, visit ibpa-online.org.