Hemming in new HC post

She's named exec veep, publisher of Trade Group

HarperCollins Publishers has tapped Cathy D. Hemming for the new post of executive vice president and publisher of HarperCollins Trade Group.

Hemming joins HC on Aug. 18 from Random House, where she served as publisher of its adult trade books division. In her new job, Hemming will oversee all publishing functions, including editorial, marketing and subsidiary rights for HC’s adult trade imprints: Adult Trade, HarperPerennial, HarperEntertainment, Harper Resource, HarperBusiness, HarperPaperbacks, HarperSan Francisco and HarperAudio.

Hemming will report directly to HC’s prexy and CEO, Jane Friedman.

HarperCollins also announced David Steinberger’s move from president of HC adult trade group to the new post of president of international and corporate strategy.

He will oversee the business and operations activities of HC companies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.K. Steinberger, who joined HC in 1997 from the consulting firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton, also will be responsible for strategic planning and business development for the company worldwide, as well as online development and coordination of domestic and international distribution issues.

Before joining Random House earlier this year, Hemming was at Penguin, most recently working as president of Penguin International. She joined Penguin in 1991 as VP of marketing for Viking and Studio Books and rose to senior VP and executive director of Penguin USA.

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