www.infotoday.com January 2010
By Celeste Peterson-Sloss
Wikimedia Foundation announced the appointment of Craig Newmark to its advisory board. Newmark Acreman,
is the founder of craigslist.org and currently is a customer service representative for the site. He has more
than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His experience includes positions with companies such Commercial
as IBM, GM, Charles Schwab & Co., and Bank of America. Director,
Source: Wikimedia Foundation (http://wikimediafoundation.org)
Ingram Content Group, Inc. announced the promotion of Jeff McCall to vice president
of Ingram International and National Accounts. In this role, McCall will continue to over-
see national accounts and also lead international sales efforts. McCall joined the company
in 2002 as vice president of sales with a focus on national accounts and ecommerce re-
tailers. Prior to that, he was director of sales at Doane Pet Care. Previously, McCall held
positions at Kraft Foods, Oscar Mayer Foods, and Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Co.
Source: Ingram Content Group, Inc. (www.ingramcontent.com) ustomer service and relationship building
can be big factors in a company’s success,
The Public Library Association (PLA) announced that Barbara A. Macikas has been especially in a rising sea of budget cuts.
named its executive director. Prior to this, Macikas was executive director of the Asso- BioMed Central is one company that understands
ciation of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Reference and the importance of building good relationships, and
User Services Association (RUSA), divisions of ALA, from 2007 to 2009. While in that it recently added Bev Acreman to ensure that the
role, she worked with the boards of directors of two divisions, managed two budgets, di- needs of its customers are being met.
rected operations, and facilitated the work of volunteers in both divisions. Before that, Acreman joined BioMed Central from Taylor &
she was deputy executive director of PLA from 2000 to 2007, and she served as PLA’s Francis. As the new commercial director at BioMed
Barbara A. Macikas
conference manager from 1997 to 2000. She has also worked for the Illinois Library As- Central, Acreman will use her STM experience to
sociation, the American College of Sports Medicine, and ALA’s Executive Development lead the company in its continued service to au-
and International Relations offices as a consultant managing trade shows, conferences, thors, readers, and institutional customers.
and special events. She is a trustee of the Homewood (Illinois) Public Library District “My new position involves leading and develop-
and has served as a volunteer for her local school district’s Learning Resource Center. ing fruitful partnerships and relationships with ac-
Source: Public Library Association (www.pla.org) ademic institutions, libraries and societies,” says
Acreman. “As Commercial Director, I will drive the