Lisa Bayer, the current marketing director and regional trade editor at the University of Illinois Press, has been named director of the University of Georgia Press following a national search.
While at Illinois, Bayer led the marketing activities for this $4 million scholarly publisher, whose title output is approximately 100 new books annually. She also has been a key member of the management team responsible for establishing the Illinois Press’ vision and direction, strategic goals and fiscal planning.
Prior to coming to Illinois in 2006, Bayer held marketing and sales positions at Southern Illinois University Press, Penn State University Press, Minnesota Historical Society Press and the Redleaf Press.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in education in English and a master’s degree in English from Southern Illinois University. Her appointment is effective July 1
Bayer succeeds Nicole Mitchell, who left in late 2011 to become director of the University of Washington Press.