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About the IBPA Board of Directors

The fiscal year 2020 IBPA Board of Directors with IBPA legal advisor Jonathan Kirsch (seated left next to IBPA Board Chair Brooke Warner of She Writes Press) during their August 22-23, 2019 Board meeting in Redondo Beach, California.

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.

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Officers of the Board

Names marked with an asterisk are also members of the IBPA Executive Committee. All Officers, except the Board Chair and CEO, are also members of the Board.

Brooke Warner*
Publisher
She Writes Press

(IBPA Chair)
Richard Lena*
Publisher
Brattle Publishing

(IBPA Treasurer)
Kathy Strahs*
Founder
Burnt Cheese Press

(IBPA Secretary)

At-large members of the Board

Names marked with an asterisk are also members of the IBPA Executive Committee.

Dayna Anderson
Associate Publisher
Equinox Books
Robin Cutler
Director
IngramSpark
Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito*
Rudy Shur
Rob Broder
Seth Dellon*
Director of Strategic Development
Publishers Weekly
Kelly Peterson
Director of Digital Strategy
Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
Peter Trimarco
Co-Founder & Publisher
Notable Kids Publishing
Leslie Browning
Founder & Senior Editor
Homebound Publications

Maggie Langrick
CEO & Publisher
LifeTree Media Ltd
Kristina Radke
VP of Business Growth & Engagement
NetGalley

Previous Board Chairs
Robert Price
Founder & President
Gatekeeper Press

Chair (2017-2018)
Stephen Mettee
Founder
Quill Driver Books

Chair (2011-2013)
Peter Goodman
Founder & President
Stone Bridge Press

Chair (2015-2017)
Carlene Sippola
Founder
Whole Person Associates

Chair (2009-2011)
Deltina Hay
Publisher
Dalton Publishing

Chair (2011-2013)
  • Florrie Binford Kichler, Patria Press: Chair (2006-2009)
  • Kent Sturgis, Epicenter Press: Chair (2004-2006)
  • Donald Tubesing, Pfeifer-Hamilton: Chair (2002-2004)
  • Linda Ligon, Interweave Press: Chair (2000-2002)
  • Nicholas S. Weir-Williams, Continuum International: Chair (1998-2000)
  • Curt Matthews, Chicago Review Press: Chair (1996-1998)
  • Jerry Marino, The Marino Group: Chair (1994-1996)
  • Leigh Cohn, Gürze Books: Chair (1992-1994)
  • Robert (Bob) Erdmann, Columbine Communications: Chair (1990 – 1992)
  • Howard Fisher, Fisher Books: Chair (1989-1990)
  • Gary Moselle, Craftsman Book Company: Chair (1988-1989)
  • Robert Alberti, Ph.D., Impact Publishers: Chair (1986-1988)
  • Richard E. Bye: Board Chair (1983-1986)

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