Gale Announces New Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Markets

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 21, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced that Stephen Abram is joining the company as vice president of strategic partnerships and markets.  Abram begins his role in January 2010 and will report directly to Patrick C. Sommers, president, Gale.

In this newly created role, Abram is responsible for leading efforts to strengthen Gale’s position as an experience-based products/solutions partner.  He will focus on increasing outreach, advocacy work, and our customers’ awareness of Gale as a library partner.  He will also be responsible for identifying emerging technologies and techniques that can be incorporated into Gale’s products to enhance the user’s experience and expand the role of our library partners.

Abram comes to Gale from SirsiDynix, where he was vice president of innovation and chief strategist of the SirsiDynix Institute.  Abram’s experience in the publishing environment also includes positions at Micromedia ProQuest, Carswell/Thomson Professional Publishing and  Thomson Electronic Publishing.

 “We are happy to have Stephen Abram joining our team,” said Sommers.  “Stephen is a highly experienced library and information industry leader, known for his strategic leadership and innovative style.  As we transition Gale into a resource for life and learning, we look forward to Stephen’s insights and help in translating market needs and in educating the market on the transformational attributes of Gale’s new genre of products.”

 For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

 About Cengage Learning and Gale
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