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Barbour Publishing names Mary Burns as
new President and COO

Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing CEO, Timothy Martins, has announced the promotion of Mary Burns to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2018.

Martins, who served as Barbour’s President for over 20 years, will remain active with the company as Chief Executive Officer and serving on the company’s board of directors. Mary Burns, a twenty-three-year veteran of Barbour Publishing, has served as Vice President of Marketing for the majority of that time.

“I’m ecstatic about the possibilities for the company and its owners under Mary’s leadership, and look forward to watching her very capable team reach new heights in the months and years to come,” says Martins about the appointment. As President and COO, the experienced executive team will now report directly to Burns. Together they’ll be responsible for executing Barbour’s strategy and managing the business.

Burns says, “I’m excited to take on the leadership role of President. With our recent transition to an ESOP, there are endless opportunities for Barbour to grow and continue our success in book publishing. It will be my pleasure to guide our motivated and dedicated team in accomplishing the goals we have set for the future.”

Burns also announced the promotion of Shalyn Sattler to the position of Vice President of Marketing. Sattler, who joined the Barbour team in 2005, has served as Director of Marketing in recent years. With this promotion, she will now be responsible for providing team leadership and strategy for all of the company’s marketing activities.

“I’m incredibly honored to accept this new position with the company that has become my family over the past 12 years,” said Sattler. “Book marketing has drastically changed since I first began my career, but I’m energized by the challenge of continually finding new and better ways of connecting readers with our uplifting products.”

Barbour Publishing, founded by industry veteran Hugh R. Barbour in 1981, was acquired by company CEO Timothy H. Martins in October 2000. The now employee-owned company publishes 180-200 books and Bibles a year focused on inspiring the world with the lifechanging message of the Bible. To learn more, visit

Media Contact: Shalyn Sattler 740.922.6045 X 109