The announcement was made by Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House worldwide, who previously oversaw the U.S. company in addition to his global role since 2013.
Said Dohle, “In September 2014, after almost twenty years of leadership roles in our corporate and service areas, Madeline was appointed President of the Penguin Publishing Group, our largest publishing division in the U.S. Over the past three and a half years, Madeline’s decisive leadership and creative instincts for compelling stories and ideas have ensured a smooth and successful transformation of the Penguin business. She is now one of the most well-rounded and experienced executives in publishing.
“Today, it is my great pleasure to share with you that Madeline will be appointed CEO of Penguin Random House U.S. with full responsibility for our local business, effective immediately. In her new role, she will continue to report to me as the CEO of Penguin Random House worldwide. This appointment aligns our structure in the U.S. with that of the rest of our territories.”
Said McIntosh of her successor, “Allison’s finely balanced strategic and emotional intelligence, coupled with her passionate enthusiasm for our publishing mission, has made her an invaluable partner not just for me, but also for the Penguin publishers as we’ve worked together to refine and strengthen our lists and business performance over these past few years. Her quick, analytical mind enables her to take the lead in simplifying and resolving complex situations.”
Dobson will continue to report to McIntosh, while McIntosh will continue to report to Dohle.