New York, January 7, 2021
Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO, announced today that Carrie Bloxson will join the company as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. Bloxson comes to Hachette Book Group (HBG) from social impact organization DoSomething.org, where she was interim CEO and Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing social impact, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, brand development, and creative strategy. Prior to her role at DoSomething.org, Bloxson spent six years as the Vice President of Marketing at HarperCollins. She will start at HBG on February 1 and will join the Executive Management Board.
In her new position, Bloxson will lead HBG’s diversity and inclusion programs and strategy. She will help HBG achieve its objective to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable company with increased representation of people of color in HBG’s leadership, workplaces, and publishing programs. She will also support and amplify the work the company is doing in the areas of talent development, recruitment, retention, training, office culture, business processes, marketing, and communications.
Michael Pietsch commented, “I’m delighted that Carrie Bloxson will join HBG and lead our diversity and inclusion efforts at this important moment. She brings a powerful combination of skills – extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion and a demonstrated ability to inspire colleagues and lead transformative programs. Her knowledge of the publishing landscape and of book marketing will be especially valuable as she challenges us to move beyond past practices and achieve measurable and lasting change.”
“I’m thrilled to return to publishing and work with the team at Hachette,” added Bloxson. “This is a rare opportunity where my core values align with what I believe HBG wants to accomplish: to be a publisher that values diversity and inclusion, and one that understands how essential books are to promoting healthy discourse in our society. I look forward to creating positive and meaningful change while promoting and embodying the values of equity and inclusion, as well as respect, integrity and excellence.”
Bloxson is also the co-founder of CMOs for Good—an organization composed of marketing leaders who oversee social impact—and has over 20 years of experience as a marketing strategist working for some of the world’s most iconic brands and entertainment properties, including Bravo TV, MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central.