Carolyn Kroll Reidy
President and CEO of Simon & Schuster
Carolyn Kroll Reidy became President and CEO of Simon & Schuster in January 2008.
is responsible for the publishing and business activities of all divisions of the company, which include the Simon & Schuster
Adult Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Prior to being named CEO, Ms. Reidy had been president of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Division since January 2001.
direction the division made numerous strategic moves, adding to its stable of imprints numerous lines that insure it publishes to every segment of the marketplace.
Under Ms. Reidy's
supervision, Simon & Schuster
has published some of the most distinguished authors in the world.
Ms. Reidy was named President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Trade Division in 1992.
She came to Simon & Schuster from Avon Books, where she had been president and publisher since 1988.
publishing career at Random House
in 1976 and moved to William Morrow as subsidiary rights director in 1983.
She returned to Random House in 1986, ultimately serving concurrently as publisher of Vintage Books and associate publisher of the Random House trade imprint.
was named one of "The 50 Women to Watch" by the Wall Street Journal
in 2007, and has also been cited as "100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment" by Entertainment Weekly
She is on the Boards of Directors of the Association of American Publishers, the National Book Foundation, and Literacy Partners Inc.
In 2003, Ms. Reidy
was the recipient of the Matrix Award from the New York Women in Communications.
Ms. Reidy was born in Washington D.C. on May 2, 1949.
She graduated from Middlebury College in 1971, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Russian.
She earned her M.A. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1982 in English from Indiana University.
lives in New York with her