We are happy to announce the election of PEGGY SAMEDI as president of New York Book Forum. Peggy has been a regular attendee of board meetings in her capacity as co-chair for the New York Book Show and formally joined the board as a director in 2022. The convergence of Peggy’s steadfast support of the Forum, publishing industry experience, and calm leadership make her ideally suited for this position. Please join us in congratulating her!

We are also pleased that BRIGID BLACK has been elected as vice president. Brigid has been an active board member since February of 2021. Her energy and enthusiasm add a refreshing perspective to our meetings and to the organization as a whole. The exceptional direction of Peggy Samedi and Brigid Black will doubtless propel the Forum to the next level of service to our industry, our mission, and our success in the support of literacy.

MEL COWHER and RICHARD BRETAN remain treasurer and secretary, respectively. JANET MCCARTHY GRIMM assumes the role of immediate past president.