In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that Chris Ryall is leaving IDW to pursue a new publishing venture, IDW has announced a new president and a new publisher, as well as one more promotion.
Ryall served as president, publisher and chief creative officer of IDW up until yesterday, but today’s announcement notes that the president and publisher roles will no longer fall under one person.
Jerry Bennington, who currently serves as IDW Publishing’s EVP of product management, has been named president of IDW. Jud Meyers, who is currently IDW Publishing’s sales director, will move into the publisher position. A new chief creative officer has not been named.
“As IDW accelerates its growth trajectory as a fully integrated multi-media company, we are very fortunate to have Jerry Bennington and Jud Meyers to assume these key roles at IDW Publishing,” said Ezra Rosensaft, IDW’s CEO.
IDW also announced that Rebekah Cahalin has been promoted to general manager and EVP of operations, covering both IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment. Cahalin is currently IDW’s general manager and head of operations.
“We are equally as fortunate to have Rebekah Cahalin step into the GM and EVP of operations positions. All three executives are already valued and vital members of the IDW team as well as inspiring leaders. I have no doubt that they will accomplish great things in their new positions,” Rosensaft added.