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Meet the Academic Libraries Team

 

photoJennifer Albers-Smith
Marketing Director

Jennifer loves her children, dogs, and Jane Austen. She has a B.A. in English and Sociology from the University of Michigan, and spends her waking hours as a marketing director and feeding her family.

 

 

Melissa for Caricature (2)Melissa Rayner
Marketing Manager

Melissa is obsessed with books, birds, and bonbons. She is a new mom and holds an MA in Applied Sociology. She also writes fiction and skips about the interweb as Emlyn Chand.

 

 

photoMichelle Eickmeyer
Marketing Manager

Michelle is an “anytime!” traveler and language enthusiast. She has degrees in talking from Central Michigan and Michigan State University. She is currently becoming a runner and used to play golf in high school.

 

 

photoRobert Lisiecki
Marketing Coordinator

Robert is a left-handed person living in a right-handed world. He is showing English majors that it is possible to get a job in the “real world” with an English degree. He likes giant carrots.

 

 

photoWinston Coffee
Academic Sales Specialist

Winston has a B.A. in English from Central Michigan University and is known as “Winstapedia” by family and friends, due to his sports and pop culture knowledge. He also enjoys mentoring young people in Detroit.

At Gale, we help users learn more effectively by presenting current, age-appropriate, and relevant information in a usable way. Our digital curriculum supports today’s students with “anywhere access” to authoritative references designed to support Common Core State Standards and foster critical thinking. By transforming learning, we can transform lives.

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Meet the School Libraries Team

 

Kay StefanskiKay Stefanski
Marketing Director

Kay loves to travel and is passionate about The Arts. She holds an English literature degree and an M.F.A. in textiles. Currently she is an urban pioneer with her husband living in downtown Detroit.

 

 

Geoff SchwartzGeoff Schwartz
Marketing Manager

Geoff is a Renaissance man, who can often be found reading about obscure historical topics, working on cars, or debating world affairs. He comes from a family of teachers and has a BA in communications.

 

 

Susan FishburnSusan Fishburn
Marketing Manager

Susan is a “beach” girl at heart. She has a degree in Child Development and Sociology from Albion College and is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, even when they’re losing!

 

 

Michael FeyMichael Fey
Marketing Coordinator

Michael loves writing and playing music under his stage name, AnotherShotAt It. He has his B.S in Marketing from Oakland University.   He is also a semi-pro PC gamer, at least in his own mind.

An education-focused library deserves an education-focused partner. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, shares your vision of the library as the heart of its community and can help you deliver the educational content, tools, and services necessary to support entrepreneurship, encourage self-directed learning, aid in research and deliver instructor-led courses.

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Meet the Public Libraries Team

 

Harmony FaustHarmony Faust
Marketing Director

Harmony is Gale’s Marketing Director for Public Libraries. She has an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and 13 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She loves her husband, 15-month old son, craft beer and Pinterest.

 

 

Kim MartinKim Martin
Marketing Manager

Kim loves to entertain. She is an avid fan of pro and college sports and her two athletes and college-aged filmmaker. She holds an MBA from Cleary University and a BA from Old Dominion University.

 

 

Carrie StefanskiCarrie Stefanski
Marketing Manager

Carrie is starting her public library career after six years in higher education IT. She has a B.S. in written communications, gets her work/life balance playing roller derby, and still has her first library card.

 

 

Michael FeyMichael Fey
Marketing Coordinator

Michael loves writing and playing music under his stage name, AnotherShotAt It. He has his B.S in Marketing from Oakland University.   He is also a semi-pro PC gamer, at least in his own mind.

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