Women of Distinction - Kathy Sandler
Senior Manager, Content Applications and Digital Workflow Development / Penguin Random House
Kathy Sandler is a leader, a visionary and a technologist in the field of publishing. She has been in publishing technology for 30 years, and prior to Penguin Random House, she helped Scholastic launch the Storia eReader, helped Meredith launch digital editions of Parents and Fitness Magazines to iPad and Android, worked in publishing technology at Hearst Magazines for 20 years, and worked in magazine and book production. She was listed as one of the 40 Most Influential People in Publishing by Folio: Magazine. She has been president of Women In Production, and on the board or committees of the Association of Graphic Communications, the American Business Press Production/Manufacturing Technology Committee, IDEAlliance PRISM and DIM-2 Committees, and the Publisher's Symposium. She was a Trustee of the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation and on the Advisory Commission of the NYC College of Technology, Department of Advertising Design and Graphic Arts. She also won a Gold Key award from Gamma Epsilon Tau in 2015. She founded Digital Asset Management Day, Magazine Publishing Track, and Cost Savings Days at the Seybold Seminars, and spoke or moderated at many other industry conferences. She received an MBA from New York University in December 1994, co-majoring in information systems and management. Later, she went back to NYU to co-professor a class in information technology management for publishing in their Masters in Publishing Program. In her spare time, she teaches online classes in the Masters in Publishing Program at Pace University, including a class in eBooks that she proposed and developed.