Brian Crawford Joins Board of Directors,
Association of American Publishers
Thursday, 21 July 2011 | Andi Sporkin
Brian Crawford, Ph.D. Hi Res Photo
Washington, D.C.; July 21, 2011 — Brian Crawford, Ph.D., President of the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society and a foremost research scientist, publisher and executive, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of American Publishers, the industry’s leading trade association.
Effective July 2011, Dr. Crawford will serve until 2015. The Board represents more than 300 U.S. organizations that are AAP members and span commercial, educational, professional and scholarly publishing.
“We are delighted to have Brian join the AAP Board,” said David Young, Board Chairman and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hachette Book Group. “Brian will help expand the diversity of our leadership group by serving as a representative of not-for-profit publishers. Since that community has also played a critical role in the publishing industry’s migration to digital delivery, his insight will be valuable.”
With more than two decades’ experience in the U.S. scientific, technical and medical (STM) information industry, Dr. Crawford assumed his current position in 2007. In this role, he holds general management responsibility for the ACS peer-reviewed journals portfolio and all editorial, digital, publishing, marketing and product development functions of the Society’s periodical, Chemical & Engineering News. He joined the organization in 2004 as Senior Vice President of the Journals Publishing Group. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and the leading non-profit publisher in the field of chemistry and allied sciences.
Dr. Crawford previously held publishing and executive roles at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. for 15 years, including Vice President and Publishing Director, Global Life and Medical Sciences. Among his accomplishments, he led the strategic development and overall management of Wiley’s life and medical sciences publishing business. Prior to his publishing career, Dr. Crawford was active in both scientific research and university teaching. He was the first biologist to be appointed as a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and joined in early Department of Education-funded efforts that subsequently led to the international initiative to map and sequence the human genome.
Dr. Crawford received a B.S. cum laude with High Honors from the University of Maryland and completed his doctoral studies in biochemical and biophysical sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
Active in his professional communities, Dr. Crawford also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of STM Publishers. He previously was Chair of the Executive Council of AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division and President of the Board of Directors of The American Medical Publishers Association. He and his wife Lili Jara live in Arlington, VA.
The 20 members of the AAP Board of Directors represent a cross-section of the executive leadership of the U.S. publishing industry. Members are elected to four-year terms. For more information about AAP, please visit www.publishers.org
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