Binc Announces New Board Member

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The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) is welcoming Chris Morrow, owner of the Northshire Bookstores in Manchester Center, Vermont, and Saratoga Springs, New York, to its board of directors.

Morrow, who is also a member of the American Booksellers Association Board of Directors, has been involved in bookselling full-time since 1998.

In addition, Matthew Gildea of Arcadia Publishing is now the board president; Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop and Café will fulfill the role of vice president; Christie Roehl of Duluth Trading Company is treasurer; and Julia Cowlishaw of Vroman’s Bookstore is secretary.

Lori Tucker-Sullivan has become the immediate past president; she will continue working on behalf of the booksellers’ safety net and will continue to serve on the board of directors as past president.

At the end of 2019, Mary Richards completed her term as board treasurer and Kate McCune concluded her time on the board after serving for five years.

In addition, Binc staffer Joan Noricks retired as Binc’s office coordinator this month to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. The office coordinator position has been filled by Mary Baker, who has spent the majority of her career in management consulting, with her last consulting role as a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting in their supply chain practice.

Other members of the Binc board are Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books & Café; Calvin Crosby, California Independent Booksellers Alliance; Eileen Dengler, New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association; Rockelle Henderson, Rock Inked, Inc.; Jen Reynolds, W.W. Norton; Chuck Robinson, Chuck Robinson Associates; and Ken White, Query Books.