CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to share that InterVarsity/USA has named Terumi Echols as president and publisher of InterVarsity Press (IVP). She succeeds Jeff Crosby who recently became president and chief executive officer of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
Terumi, who currently serves as IVP’s director of finance and fulfillment operations, assumes the role with five initiatives launching: the new IVP Kids imprint; Every Voice Now, which supports and amplifies voices of color within publishing; the Disruptors podcast, hosted by IVP author Esau McCaulley (Reading While Black) and coproduced with Christianity Today; the Seminary Now digital learning platform; and the IVP Signature Collection, which provides refreshed bestselling backlist titles from across InterVarsity Press’s seventy-five year history.
“Terumi Echols was a key contributor and visionary to many, if not most, of the advances InterVarsity Press made during my time as its publisher,” Crosby said. “As IVP’s new president and publisher, she brings vision, a passion for sustained growth, and a deep understanding of the Press’s mission to the university, the church, and the world. I believe very bright days are ahead for IVP under Echols’s leadership.”
Before coming to IVP, Terumi worked for nearly two decades at Christianity Today International, with roles including chief publishing officer and publisher of Christianity Today.
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About InterVarsity Press
What began as a small service branch of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship campus ministry in 1947, InterVarsity Press (IVP) has been publishing thoughtful Christian books that shape both the lives of readers and the cultures they inhabit. IVP books equip pastors, professors, ministry leaders, and Christian book lovers who wants to grow spiritually and impact the world for God’s Kingdom. From the halls of academia to the church pulpit to the public forum, books from IVP strengthen the church, encourage individuals, and shape the academy. Throughout these seventy-five years, IVP books and authors have established a legacy of speaking boldly into important cultural moments, providing timeless tools for spiritual growth, and equipping Christians for a vibrant life of faith.