Carolan R. Workman
Executive Chair and President
Most of Carolan’s professional life has been at Workman Publishing, which she joined over 40 years ago to work with her husband, Peter, the founder of the company. She established and led the international publishing division and, as corporate officer, was involved in many aspects of the business. Since Peter’s death in 2013, she has presided over the company and is determined that Workman's uniqueness and culture and success will continue to thrive.
Daniel P. Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer
CEO at Workman since September 2014, Dan oversees the five Workman imprints: Workman Publishing, Artisan Books, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Storey Publishing in North Adams, MA, and Timber Press in Portland, OR. Prior to his current position he had been involved in the daily management of Storey since 1995 and Timber since 2006.
Publisher, Storey Publishing
Deborah joined Storey’s editorial department in 1993. She has acquired a wide range of titles, with a focus on crafts, herbal health, and well-being. Growing up in a rural town in central New York State, Deborah developed an early love of nature observation, sewing, knitting, outdoor recreation, and all kinds of hands-on activities.
Publisher, Timber Press
Andrew came to book publishing in a roundabout fashion. Trained as a landscape architect and horticulturist, he worked as an estate gardener for Stephen Sondheim and Martha Stewart. In a desire—quite literally—to come in from the cold, he became the garden editor of Martha Stewart Living. Andrew has been the publisher and editorial director of Timber Press since 2010.
Publisher and Editorial Director, Workman Publishing
Suzie, who manages Workman’s book program and, with Janet Harris, the calendar program, is responsible for all of Workman’s brands and authors, as well as each individual book and calendar title. Additionally, most licensed calendar deals, plus new ideas and formats for calendars, come through her. Suzie started her career in book publishing (Random House/Vintage and Simon & Schuster/Touchstone), made a twenty-year detour into journalism and magazine editing, and returned to books at Workman more than fifteen years ago.
Chief Operating Officer
Glenn, a CPA with an MBA, joined Workman in 2009 as its COO. He manages the day-to-day business functions including billing, production, legal and contracts, finance, information technology, and inventory control.
Executive Director of Business Operations
A member of the Workman family since 2002, Andrea is currently in charge of publisher operations, web development, and other technology-related initiatives. In her previous roles in the company, Andrea worked in special markets and in marketing and sales and built Workman’s digital publishing team.
Publisher, Workman Calendars and Brain Quest
Janet manages the business side of Brain Quest and Workman’s calendar program. Janet was previously the publisher of Storey Books; earlier in her career she was director of sales at Workman.
Publisher, Algonquin Young Readers
Founding editor and publisher of Algonquin Young Readers, Elise says her acquisitions taste is genre-agnostic, as long as the writing is superlative, the story is moving, and the characters are ones who will stick with you long after you close the book. Before joining Algonquin, Elise was senior vice president and associate publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Cofounder, President, and Publisher, The Experiment
“I admire many people in the book business,” Matthew says, “but those I admire the most are other independent publishers. So, having worked in other people’s publishing companies for 20 years, in 2008, with Peter Burri as my partner, we set up The Experiment.” Matthew is driven by his interest in publishing life-enhancing books and, in doing so, helping to sustain the craft of independent publishing.
Executive Director, New Business Development
With a career-long focus on selling books into nontraditional markets, Jenny’s many roles and responsibilities include new business strategy and development, licensing, special and premium sales, catalog sales, book clubs and fairs, display marketers, custom publishing, e-commerce, and the Workman Speakers Bureau.
Executive Director, Publicity and Marketing
Selina is the chief contact for corporate communications and director of publicity and marketing for the Workman imprint, directing the team that brings Workman’s books and authors to the public’s attention through traditional, digital, and social media.
Publisher and Editorial Director, Artisan Books
Lia directs all aspects of the Artisan publishing program, working to apply a visual lens to subjects ranging from food and design to lifestyle, fashion, history, animals, sports, and the unexpected. Lia also conceives and edits many of Artisan’s bestselling titles, including The Flower Recipe Book and series, The Kinfolk Table, the John Derian Picture Book, and Grace Bonney’s In the Company of Women. Prior to joining Artisan, Lia spent ten years at Melcher Media, producing a wide variety of bestselling cooking, design, and pop-culture titles.
Jill A. Salayi
As general manager, Jill is responsible for fulfillment, warehousing, customer service, order processing, royalties, administration, and property management. She is also the director of human resources, where she gets to work daily with the entire staff at Workman. Or, as she prefers to say, “the entire amazing staff at Workman.”
Publisher, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Elisabeth has been with Algonquin since 1989, publishing a list of 20 new titles a year and maintaining a commitment to long shelf life for its books as well as maximum marketing and publicity and beautiful design—all with an eye toward building and shepherding distinguished careers for our authors. She had previously worked at Random House and Macmillan. In 1994, she received the PEN Publisher’s Award.
Group Creative Director
Working with all the imprints to elevate ideas through language, David helps to shape and communicate the core message and promise of the company’s books and calendars. He also works to get that message into the world by writing the copy for and directing the look and feel of Workman’s advertising, promotion, marketing materials, and more. Also a Workman author, his most recent book is See Your Way to Mindfulness.
Director of Production
Doug joined Workman Publishing in 2000 and now oversees the manufacturing of all Workman books, calendars, promotional materials, and corrugated displays—and everything else Workman uses, from toy trains to owl puke to miniature darts—working with printers and suppliers in both the United States and the rest of the world.