- BA in Comparative Literature, Northwestern University
Samantha spent 15 years in book publishing, focusing on international sales, marketing, and business development. While at HarperCollins, she achieved 125% sales growth and built lasting relationships across 17 offices worldwide. She helped her teams succeed in an industry that is seeing substantial change as traditional book publishing is challenged by breakthroughs in online commerce and the digitization of content. Samantha’s strength in building cross-functional systems and cross-cultural relationships allowed her to take an active role in HarperCollins’ expansion into foreign-language publishing. Samantha is especially interested in personal growth, leadership development, and culture building. She volunteers as a career coach and takes joy in helping others realize their dreams.