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Zondervan Hires New Director of Public Relations

Casey Harrell
Director of Corporate Communications
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(Grand Rapids, MI)—Today, Zondervan announced Robin Barnett as the new director of public relations for the Nonfiction Trade Team. Barnett is located in the Grand Rapids, MI offices and reports directly to the team’s vice president of marketing, Tom Dean.

“Robin has a history of working with bestselling authors, such as Rick Warren, Mark Batterson, Shauna Niequist, Renee Swope and John Ortberg,” says Dean. “I believe that she will make an immediate impact in our interactions with authors, agents and the media.” 

In 2008, Barnett joined Zondervan as the associate public relations manager where she gained knowledge and experience with bestselling authors and top Christian agents.  For the past three years, Barnett served as Baker Publishing’s senior publicist where she was able to strengthen her experience in the field. Dean continues, “We are excited for Robin to be a part of our team.  Her energy and wealth of knowledge and experience in public relations will be a meaningful addition to our team.”


Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit