New directors contribute industry expertise to advance copyright through effective licensing solutions

September 19, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time – DANVERS, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) today announced the appointment of three new directors to the company’s board: Brian Crawford, Cathy Wolfe and Deirdre Silver.

Crawford is the President of the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and oversees its portfolio of more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and the industry-leading Chemical & Engineering News. Crawford previously spent nearly two decades as part of executive publishing teams at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has served in leadership roles with US-based and international publishing trade associations, including Chair of both the Board of Directors at the Association of American Publishers and its PSP Executive Council, and on the Executive Board of the International Association of STM Publishers.

Wolfe serves as President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice, the latest role in a tenure spanning over 25 years at Wolters Kluwer. With an MBA from The University of Chicago, Wolfe has held a variety of leadership positions, proving herself as an innovator specializing in digital solutions for information delivery. Currently, she focuses on delivering expert solutions that help to reduce care variability for healthcare institutions globally.

At John Wiley & Sons, Inc. for more than 15 years, Silver holds the position of Associate General Counsel (Global), VP of Legal, Research. Silver is responsible for all aspects of legal work for Wiley’s global research publishing operations, including participating in shaping strategy, consulting and negotiating with respect to acquisitions, contracts, disputes, and publication ethics, and formulating policy on copyright. She is a member of the STM Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee, and previously worked at Sekani, Inc. and Proskauer Rose LLP.

“As industry leaders, these individuals have made significant contributions to strengthen the essential role of copyright and licensing in the information industry,” said Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO of CCC. “Brian Crawford, Cathy Wolfe and Deirdre Silver share a commitment to CCC’s mission of advancing a pro-copyright agenda by facilitating access to content based on market demand, while protecting the rights and interests of content creators and rightsholders.”

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.