Contact: Casey Francis Harrell,Director of Corporate Communications
(Nashville, TN) November 12, 2013– With more than 20 years of experience in the Christian retail industry, Dylan Hillhouse joins HarperCollins Christian Publishing as the new Vice President of Marketing for the Bible Group. Hillhouse will provide marketing leadership for both the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Bibles and Study Resources products, creating strategic campaigns that focus on the uniqueness of each brand.
Hillhouse was brought to the HarperCollins Christian Publishing team to foster excellence, creativity and innovation within the Bible team to help both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan engage with new and loyal readers of God’s word. Previously responsible for the oversight of Mardel Christian Stores’ Bible merchandising program, Hillhouse brings real, hands-on Bible selling experience to the team.
“I’m really excited to be a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing,” said Hillhouse. “The team is a leader in Bible publishing content and innovation, all with the mission of creating products to inspire the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ. It is an honor to join an organization with such a rich history of impactful products, and such strong brands from both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.”
Hillhouse will report directly to Chip Brown, senior vice president and Bible publisher at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and will be based in Nashville, TN.
“Dylan’s background and thorough understanding of the vast market choices in the Bible category are just what we need to best market Thomas Nelson and Zondervan’s exhaustive back list titles, as well as inform and bring to market our new front list titles,” said Brown. “We are pleased he has decided to join us in fulfilling our vision of seeing more people engage the Bible more.”
About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., is comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups. The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Miami, FL. For more information, visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.