06:38 PM

AAP CEO Tom Allen to Retire in 2017

Tom Allen will retire as CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in early 2017. Tom was named CEO of AAP in April, 2009 after serving six terms in Congress representing the 1st District of Maine.

Under Allen’s leadership, AAP has grown to nearly 400 member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers as well as independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies.

“It has been a privilege to lead AAP these past seven years and I am proud of all we have accomplished,” Allen said. “After twenty years commuting to and from Washington, it’s time for me to return to Maine and dedicate myself to part-time and mostly voluntary activities like environmental conservation, writing and perhaps teaching about Congress and American politics. I look forward to working with the AAP board and management team as we prepare for the leadership transition.”

The AAP Board of Directors has retained Isaacson Miller to assist with the search for a new CEO.