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Judy L. Harris to take the helm as Evan-Moor’s CEO retires after 40 years of leadership
MONTEREY, CA (August 1, 2019) – Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, a leader in PreK–8 supplemental educational materials and digital resources, has announced that Judy L. Harris will lead the company as interim President and CEO, effective today. After 40 years of leadership, co-founder and CEO Bill Evans plans to step down and enjoy retirement.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Judy Harris for over four years as an Evan-Moor Advisory Board member and am thrilled that Evan-Moor will be under her capable leadership,” said Evan-Moor co-founder and CEO, Bill Evans. “Judy knows Evan-Moor and understands all of our channels of distribution, the digital marketplace, and the industry publishers. Judy will lead Evan-Moor for the next year while she finds a permanent president.”
Judy Harris added, “Bill’s vision, focus, and leadership, combined with his commitment to serving the educational publishing market, built a strong business that has transformed itself as the educational marketplace has changed over the years. It has been a privilege to work with Bill over the last several years.”
Judy Harris is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience in branding, marketing, and sales for consumer and educational publishing businesses. Previously, Judy served as CEO of Carson Dellosa Publishing, where she was recruited to reposition the business from a traditional supplemental publisher for the PreK–8th market into an interactive digital resource for the school and home markets. Under her tenure, the company earned several prestigious industry awards, and Judy was recognized as the Triad Business Woman of the Year 2012.
Judy also served as CEO of Smarterville, Inc. and as President and CEO of Educational Media for PRIMEDIA, which included Channel One Network and Films Media Group. Judy held senior executive positions with notable companies, including PBS Businesses, Discovery Communication Networks, and Crayola Company. She has served on Evan-Moor’s Board of Directors since 2015. Judy is a Drexel University graduate and received the 2016 Alumni of Special Distinction Award.
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Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has been “Helping Children Learn” since 1979, publishing high-quality resource materials for both teachers and parents across the PreK–8th-grade curriculum.
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