Jen Besser Promoted to President and Publisher

Jen Besser has been promoted to president and publisher of G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; she was previously v-p and publisher. She joined the company in 2010; authors she has worked with include Marie Lu, Maile Meloy and Melissa de la Cruz, and she edited the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor winner Last Stop on Market Streetby Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson.