Scholastic Expands Corporate Communications Department

Posted on February 25, 1999

Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic Inc., has announced the appointment of Judy Corman to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations.

Ms. Corman, who will report to Mr. Robinson, will be responsible for devising and implementing overall corporate strategies, as well as overseeing media relations for the Education, Book Publishing, Scholastic Entertainment, International, Finance and Technology Divisions.

In making the announcement, Mr. Robinson, said: "We are delighted to have someone of Judy Corman's caliber to run our Corporate Communications Division. Her strategic and media experience are invaluable assets as Scholastic continues to expand our children's books and television-based entertainment business, while continuing to develop our position as a global leader in education, providing engaging materials that help teachers and parents educate and entertain children."

Ms. Corman was most recently Senior Vice President at the strategic communications firm, Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery, where she worked on such varied accounts as America Online, The New Yorker, The Penguin/Putnam Book Group, Simon & Schuster, The Kennedy Space Center and the Special Olympics. She had previously been Vice President for Corporate Communications and Media Relations for Phoenix House, a drug abuse services agency. For many years, Ms. Corman worked in the recording industry, as a Vice President of Public Relations for Epic Records and later for RCA Records.

"I can not think of a more exciting, dynamic company to work for," said Ms. Corman. "There is a terrific story in the trust Scholastic has built over the years with educators, parents and children. In addition the company's philanthropic outreach to assure literacy for all children is unmatched. With all this as a foundation, Scholastic is devoting great energy and resources to reaching an even wider audience. I look forward to the opportunity to help Scholastic as it expands its corporate mission and global support for children's literacy, learning and fun."