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Anne Alexander Named Editorial Director at National Geographic

Anne Alexander has been named senior vice president and editorial director of National Geographic’s Books division.

In her new role, Alexander will manage the editorial development for the division’s general trade, direct response and digital books. She reports directly to chief creative officer Melina Gerosa Bellows.

Here’s more from the release: “Alexander had been an editorial consultant for National Geographic’s publishing group since October 2010 and was responsible for developing the special issue of National Geographic’s Exploring History magazine. She has extensive experience in the publishing business, having held senior editorial positions at Prevention and Natural Health and having worked internationally at AOL in the United Kingdom and with a major European publisher. While at Rodale, publisher of Prevention magazine, she led the Healthy Living Book Group, producing 30 books a year and managing a staff of more than 50 employees.”

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Hector Sierra Named General Manager at National Geographic

Hector Sierra has been promoted from chief operating officer to general manager and senior vice president at National Geographic‘s books publishing group.

Sierra will manage and supervise business operations and global sales activities for the trade and digital publishing divisions.

Here’s more from the release: “Prior to joining National Geographic in 2000, he held positions with Simon and Schuster and John Wiley & Sons.  He holds a BA in accounting from City University of New York, Baruch College and an MBA in international business from Pace University.”

Bethanne Patrick Joins Shelf Awareness

Bethanne Patrick (pictured, via) has joined Shelf Awareness.  According to the publishing site, Patrick will serve as “editor of our upcoming consumer publication.”

We reached out to the site, but no more details were offered about the new publication. Patrick is known as The Book Maven on Twitter and has written two books for National Geographic. Her book reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including O the Oprah Magazine and The Washington Post.

Here’s more from Shelf Awareness: “From 2008 until early 2011, Bethanne hosted The Book Studio for WETA-PBS, an online author interview show. She was a contributing editor to Publishers Weekly, editor of AOL Books from 2004-2007 and from 2001-2004 was an editor for Pages magazine, where she wrote the ‘Global View’ column.”