Oct. 25, 2019
The $3.8M-revenue American Booksellers Association has chosen Allison Hill as CEO of the White Plains, N.Y.-based group, effective March 1. She will replace longtime CEO Oren Teicher, who is retiring at year end. Hill currently is CEO of 125-year-old Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, Calif.
“I can’t think of a better opportunity to exercise my passion for books, bookstores and changing the world through business than as the CEO of ABA,” Hill said in a statement. “Bookselling has always been a dream job for me, and now I’m trading one dream job for another … This is a challenging era for booksellers, one that requires new thinking and new partnerships.” Hill has a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in Boston, and has worked in the bookselling industry since 1996.
ABA also announced that Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, currently the group’s senior program officer, would become COO, effective Nov. 1.
Isaacson, Miller assisted in the CEO search.