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David C Cook hires new Chief Publishing Officer 

Colorado Springs, CO, April 24, 2017—David C Cook today announces the addition of Jon Burgess as Chief Publishing Officer (CPO), overseeing the Learning Resources group beginning on June 5, 2017.

“We are pleased to have Jon join David C Cook as CPO,” said Cris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer. “He brings a wide breadth of leadership experience to this critical position and his proven abilities will enable him to add immediate value to the team.”

He was the Director of Marketing for Compassion International. While at Compassion, Burgess directed the development of innovative user-focused designs, customer facing technology, embedded operational systems, and live reporting capabilities.

Jon was also a Development Executive with Apple where he led a $140 million operational segment that included HQ and field office communications, as well as KPI reporting. He leveraged HQ product managers, engineers, designers and marketers for all operations, including exactingly designed meetings, seminars, and retreats for various targeted visionaries. He creatively collaborated with corporate executives, product marketing, finance, logistics, and HR for cohesive impact and unified, on-brand results.

Burgess is the founder of Nvision Consulting, and has served as Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Acting Director of Strategic Communications for the Air Force Academy. Currently, he holds the rank of Colonel in the Air Force reserves.

Burgess received both his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota. His Air Force Professional Education was from the Air War College. He and his wife Lisa live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have a daughter and are expecting a new addition mid-August.

Burgess says, “I have never been part of a job search, where I saw God move more clearly than through this process. I was astonished at how my own philosophical, theological, and leadership beliefs aligned in such a convincing and resolute manner as I did with the ministry of David C Cook. I am both humbled and thrilled.”

With the addition of Burgess, Verne Kenney, who served as Executive Publisher for more than two years, will transition back to his consulting business located in Western Michigan.

“Verne has done a remarkable job leading our publishing team,” said Doornbos. “I am deeply grateful for all he has done for the organization.”

Founded in 1875, David C Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more than 130 years, David C Cook has served the global church with life transforming materials from best-selling books and curriculum, to worship music and media, to small group resources. With additional offices in Elgin, Illinois, Nashville, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eastbourne, UK, David C Cook is a global organization whose resources are published in more than 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries and sold worldwide through retail stores, catalogs, and online.

Contact: Karen Campbell  616.309.4390