Binc is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Directors. These members bring their extensive knowledge and expertise in various parts of the bookselling industry to the Foundation.
Rockelle Henderson is an experienced advertising and publishing professional with ties to the book and entertainment industries. She has been responsible for sales and marketing for various publishers as well as managing operations for Penguin USA. Rockelle is currently the President and CEO of Rock Inked, Inc. and brings more than 20 years of diverse publishing, production, sales, marketing and promotion experience to the board.
Wanda Jewell has been the Executive Director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) for over 20 years. In this position she manages every aspect of the SIBA regional IBA meeting each fall. She is trained in Carver Governance for non-profits and works closely with the SIBA Board of Directors and membership. Before becoming Executive Director of SIBA, Wanda worked as a bookseller and librarian. She is a fluent speaker of the “Southern” language.
Deborah Leonard is currently the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA). Her experience in the non-profit world, as well as her extensive background in the book industry – including retail, publishing, and buying – will add valuable input to the Binc board. Deborah also has experience with event planning as she helps (along with the MIBA ED) to organize and manage the Heartland Fall Forum, the GLIBA regional IBA yearly meeting.
Kate McCune is a Field Sales Representative for HarperCollins Publishers working with booksellers in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado. Previously, she worked in independent bookselling for twenty years as a floor bookseller, buyer and manager. She also serves on the Board of the HarperCollins Sales Association.
Continuing members of the Binc Board of Directors include:
Chairperson – Anne Kubek
President – Lisa Smola-Hollo
Vice President – September Wynne
Treasurer – David Althoen
Secretary – Christie Roehl
Board Members – Matthew Gildea, Matt Norcross, Rianan Ozaeta, Jennifer Sobocinski and Lori Tucker-Sullivan
We are looking forward to another exciting year at Binc! Thank you to all our new and continuing board members for your time and support of Binc’s mission to strengthen the bookselling community. We couldn’t do this without your help.