ECPA's Rush To PressDavid C Cook Appoints Tim Close as Senior Director of Marketing

Lisa Beech, Senior Publicity Manager

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Colorado Springs, CO (October 17, 2014) – David C Cook has appointed industry veteran Tim Close as Senior Director of Marketing, joining the Trade Book team effective September 8, 2014.


Close comes to David C Cook with a wealth of experience in both the marketing and publishing industries, with expertise in new product development, digital marketing technology, as well as leading marketing teams in strategic and successful campaigns.


“I am truly excited to continue my publishing career with David C Cook. This ministry not only brings our authors outstanding publishing expertise, but also reaches Christians across the globe with quality resources. It’s a great team and I’m blessed to play a small part in helping to extend the ministry reach.”


“Tim has over twenty years of marketing experience and will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” says Ginia Hairston Croker, Vice President of Marketing. “Tim will be reporting to me, and in this important role he will be responsible for developing marketing strategies for our books and overseeing day-to-day marketing activities.”


Close received his Bachelors in English from UCLA. He previously served as the CEO at CrowdScribed, CEO at Douglas Shaw & Associates and Senior Vice President at Zondervan Publishers, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Serta Inc., as well as Interim Head of Marketing at Ignite USA. He recently relocated to Colorado Springs from Lake Zurich, Illinois.


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David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at