John Kilcullen and Wendy Strothman Join Copyright Clearance Center Board of Directors
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John Kilcullen and Wendy Strothman Join Copyright Clearance Center Board of Directors

Well-Respected Industry Veterans Provide CCC with Even More Expert Perspective

DANVERS, Mass., December 20, 2010—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of copyright licensing solutions, is pleased to announce the election of John Kilcullen and Wendy Strothman to its Board of Directors.

Kilcullen is a founding member of IDG Books Worldwide. Under his leadership, the company created the For DummiesTM brand, published dozens of international bestsellers and received over 150 awards for editorial quality, design and marketing. He has received numerous awards, including Ernst & Young's 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and as President and Publisher of Billboard Magazine he was recognized as a key influencer in Folio Magazine's 2006 "Folio 40" and Media Industry Newsletter's "21 Most Intriguing People of 2006". He is also the former Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and was Group Publisher of the Nielsen Music and Literary Group which included The Bookseller and Kirkus Reviews. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Fast Pencil, The Rocket Racing League and TJ Martell Foundation. He frequently lectures at Babson College and is a Senior Lecturer at The Naval Postgraduate School.

Strothman is a literary agent and the founder of the Strothman Agency. Previously she was the Publisher of Trade & Reference Books at Houghton Mifflin and Publisher at Beacon Press. Strothman currently serves on the Boards of Trustees of Deerfield Academy and of 826 Boston, a branch of 826 Valencia, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with creative and expository writing skills. She also served on the Board of Governors of Yale University Press and as a Trustee and Fellow of the Brown University Corporation.

"We're fortunate to have such talented individuals join our Board of Directors," said Tracey Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of CCC. "We look forward to leveraging their knowledge and unique perspective on copyright as we carry our 30 years of licensing experience into new markets and services."

Comprised of individuals well known in their respective fields, CCC's Board of Directors now includes:

  • Jack Hoeft (Chairman)
  • Richard S. Rudick (Vice Chairman)
  • Tracey L. Armstrong
  • David L. Foster
  • Laura N. Gasaway
  • Karen Hunter
  • Stanley Katz (honorary)
  • Roy S. Kaufman
  • John Kilcullen
  • Tarja Koskinen-Olsson
  • Nancy Lee
  • Elizabeth St. J. Loker
  • James Monaco
  • Ronald H. Schlosser
  • Wendy Strothman
  • Sanford G. Thatcher


About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for millions of the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC promotes the seamless sharing of knowledge by creating innovative licensing solutions that let academic institutions, businesses, and individuals quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials while compensating authors, publishers, and other content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit


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