WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2010)—Recently appointed National Geographic Society Executive Vice President and President of Publishing Declan Moore has announced three key promotions in National Geographic’s U.S.-based international publishing team. Yulia Boyle has been named vice president, international magazine publishing and business development. Rachel Love has been promoted to vice president, international book publishing. Dennis Adamson takes on the role of vice president, finance and operations. All promotions are effective immediately.
“As we continue to expand National Geographic’s book and magazine offerings, it’s imperative that we have a solid team that can represent National Geographic’s publishing interests both internally and to our external partners,” said Moore. “Yulia, Rachel and Dennis have all exhibited the type of sound strategy, creativity and vision that is necessary to carry our international publishing efforts to new heights. I look forward to their contributions in nurturing our existing relationships, capitalizing on the Society’s editorial and mission efforts around the globe and developing new partnerships to increase our readership.”
Boyle previously served as director of international magazine publishing and business development for National Geographic. She has been instrumental in expanding the National Geographic brand in countries such as Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Romania and Lithuania. Most recently, she assisted in launching the Arabic-language edition of National Geographic magazine.
Previously director of international licensing book publishing, Love’s new responsibilities expand to include book sales in the British Isles. As director, Love assumed management of the international book business and implemented reorganization of the sales team to better utilize department talent. Under her leadership, the international book team launched a new children’s book initiative, expanded the number of partners within the Society’s publishing network and coordinated the largest children’s co-production to date.
Adamson began his career at National Geographic as a revenue accountant in the organization’s fulfillment center. He was then tapped to manage the finance and operations of the newly formed Enterprises Group, which included the catalog/online, merchandise licensing and retail businesses. As director of finance and operations for the Society’s International Licensing and Alliances division, Adamson and his team have effectively streamlined the division’s financial processes, improving timing and accuracy of financial reporting, and have supported the overall growth and expansion of the division.
Boyle and Love will continue to operate out of National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, while Adamson will continue to be based at National Geographic’s New York office. All three will report to Moore and Terry Adamson, executive vice president of the National Geographic Society.
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