Deborah E. Wiley joined the Company in 1968 as a secretary in the College business, becoming the first sixth-generation Wiley to be involved in the Company. She worked her way up to become one of the first two female sales reps, the editor of a highly profitable Home Economics program, and, in 1983, General Manager, Wiley Learning Technologies. From 1986, she led Corporate Communications. From 1979 to 1998, she served as a Director of the Company.
Through much of her career, until her retirement as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, at the end of 2010, Deborah played an important role in industry organizations, notably as Chairman of the National Book Foundation from 1996 to 2007 and as Chairman of the International Copyright Protection Committee of the Association of American Publishers since 1994. In 2001 she established the Wiley Foundation, which since 2002 has awarded the annual Wiley Prize in the Biomedical Sciences, and which she continues to chair. She was a strong advocate for the Company’s corporate giving program, and in 2002 helped initiate Wiley’s volunteer tutoring and mentoring program in Hoboken’s public schools, now replicated successfully at several other Wiley locations.
Bonnie Lieberman joined Wiley in 1990 as Publisher for the Sciences, Foreign Language, and Psychology group. She was soon promoted to Vice President and Editorial Director and played a key role in revitalizing the Higher Education business. Leading it from 1996 on, she oversaw the acquisition of major lists from Thomson Learning and Pearson Education, the formation of publishing agreements with partners including Microsoft and the National Geographic Society, the launches of our WileyPLUS online teaching and learning environment and our Wiley Custom Select service, the establishment of the unique Wiley Faculty Network, and the building of the Global Education Leadership team. Under Bonnie’s stewardship, Higher Education regularly outperformed the competition while furthering its mission of helping teachers teach and students learn.
Bonnie retired as Senior Vice President, Global Education, on April 30, 2011. We join colleagues and partners in wishing her the very best in the years ahead.
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