Board of Directors

Willys Schneider Kals, President
                Senior Counsel (retired), Arnold & Porter 

Paul Vidich, Treasurer        
                Writer and Media Consultant/Independent Director

Janet McCarthy Grimm, Secretary
                Vice President (retired), Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers

Kofi Appenteng
                President, Africa-America Institute

Amy Berkower
                Chair, Writers House LLC

Johanna Castillo
                Senior Literary Agent, Writers House LLC

Allison J. Davis
                Founder, Coopty Productions, LLC

Kassie Evashevski
                Partner and Co-Head of Media Rights Department, Anonymous Content

Elliot Figman      
              Executive Director Emeritus, Poets & Writers

A.M. Homes
                Writer

Tayari Jones
              Writer; Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University

Andrea Louie
              Writer; Secretary, Nassau Department of Health

Helen Macioce
                Former President (retired), Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company

Katie Mahon
              Writer; Retired Banking Executive

Madeline McIntosh               
                CEO, Penguin Random House U.S.

Michael Pietsch               
                CEO, Hachette Book Group

Rochelle Riley
                Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit

Randy Siegel          
                Children's Book Author

Eric Simonoff    
                Partner and Literary Agent, WME (William Morris Endeavor)

Kwame Spearman    
                CEO and Co-Owner, The Tattered Cover

Liate Stehlik
                President and Publisher, Morrow Group/HarperCollins Publishers

Elizabeth Toledo
                President, Camino Public Relations