KIRKUS TEAM


Herb Simon, Chairman

Herb Simon was named Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Simon Property Group in 2007. He was Co-Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2007, after serving as Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Simon co-founded Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc. (the predecessor company) in 1960 with his brother Melvin and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. His diversified business interests beyond real estate include ownership of the National Basketball Association's Indiana Pacers, and he serves on the Board of Governors for the National Basketball Association. He has been director of Simon Property Group since 1993.

Marc Winkelman, President and Publisher
Marc Winkelman is president and CEO of Calendar Club, LLC, which operates seasonal stores and kiosks selling calendars, games, toys, and musical giftware. Marc is currently the secretary of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the secretary of the National Jewish Democratic Council. He also serves on the board of trustees for the St. David's Community Health Foundation and on the Advisory Council of the University of Texas Press, as well as the board of directors for the Texas Book Festival.

Meg LaBorde Kuehn, Chief Operating Officer
Meg Kuehn began her career in publishing 15 years ago as a literary publicist. From 2000-2008, she was executive vice president and then chief operating officer of Greenleaf Book Group, helping to build Greenleaf into one of the fastest growing companies in America. (It was named to the Inc. 500 list in 2006.) From 2006 to 2008, Kuehn also served as Deputy Publisher at Bard Press, an award-winning business book publisher, and in 2008, was profiled in Publishers Weekly’s “50 under 40” feature. Brought on as Kirkus’ Vice President of Business Development in early 2011, Kuehn was named COO in January 2012.


Editor in Chief
Claiborne Smith
Managing Editor & Nonfiction Editor
Eric Liebetrau
Director of Technology
Erik Smartt
Fiction Editor
Laurie Muchnick
Children’s & Teen Editor
Vicky Smith
Director of Marketing
Sarah Kalina
Senior Indie Editor
Karen Schechner
Assistant Editor
Chelsea Langford
Marketing Associate
Arden Piacenza
Indie Editor
David Rapp
Indie Editor
Ryan Leahey
Client Promotions Associate
Anna Cooper
Assistant Indie Editor
Matt Domino