Hogrefe Publishing Group today announced the appointment of Pamela Becker as Group Executive Board Member and UK General Manager, effective immediately. Ms Becker joins Hogrefe most recently from her position as VP, Worldwide Channels with the former Performance Assessment Network (now a PSI Company).
‘Pamela is a hugely accomplished strategic leader with a long history in occupational, educational and clinical assessment publishing and consulting,’ said Dr G.-Jürgen Hogrefe, Publisher and CEO of Hogrefe Publishing Group, Göttingen. ‘We are very fortunate to have her joining the Hogrefe Group, and are confident her insight and experience will contribute greatly to the continued growth and relevance of Hogrefe – especially as we expand further throughout Europe and worldwide.’
Ms Becker’s varied career has given her a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of publishing market-driven assessments, from early item development through research analysis to marketing and sales. After obtaining her Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and earning hands-on experience in the field, she established herself in the American test publishing sector first as Director of Sales and Training with Consulting Psychologists Press, and later as Vice President of Marketing with Riverside Publishing Company and K-12/Corporate Brand Director for Educational Testing Service.
More recently, Ms Becker spent several years as President of the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing before taking on her most recent challenge with PAN. In her time as VP, Worldwide Channels with PAN, she led the transition of a previously North American-focused company to a global entity, ensuring customer needs were detailed and met through customer service and technology systems.
Ms Becker will be located at Hogrefe Ltd in Oxford, where in her role as General Manager she will focus on continuing to develop and expand quality, science-led assessments for the occupational, clinical and educational sectors. Her additional role with the Hogrefe Executive Board will give the Group welcome opportunity to collaborate and expand its unified presence in the global market.
‘I am thrilled to join the Hogrefe team,’ said Ms Becker. ‘Their reputation for integrity and high-quality measurement is well-known in the industry, and their broad market focus is very appealing. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the team and working together with our authors on developing strong global assessments, ranging in focus from infant development to adult employment – and every important stage in between.’
Hogrefe Publishing Group (Göttingen)
Hogrefe is the leading European science publisher for psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry. These core areas are supplemented by publications in the fields of nursing, healthcare and medicine. Originally founded in 1949 as Hogrefe Verlag in Göttingen, the Hogrefe Group today includes publishing companies in 15 countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK, USA, France, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Spain, Portugal). The independent, family owned Hogrefe Group is headed by Dr G.-Jürgen Hogrefe, the son of the founder, and employs around 350 people. It currently has approximately 2,500 books in print, with about 200 new releases each year. More than 40 scientific and professional journals cover all of Hogrefe’s core subject areas. Hogrefe publishes around 1,600 psychometric tests in numerous languages, and offers a range of consultancy, training services and innovative digital solutions.