March 1, 2017
Educational Publishing Industry Veterans Among Honorees for the 2017 Lamplighter Honors
Awards for Bob Coughlan, Hugh Roome, Deborah Quazzo and others will be presented during the annual Content in Context conference in May
Washington, DC; March 1, 2017 – Three luminaries from the educational publishing industry will receive Lamplighter Honors from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group this May. The Honors celebrate individuals in various stages of their careers who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of learning resources and the community that creates them.
This year, the Lamplighter Honors will be celebrated along with the PreK-12 Learning Group REVERE Awards during the annual Content in Context (CIC) conference. The Lamplighters Honors include the Hall of Fame Awards, which recognize those who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of high-quality resources for teaching and learning, and the Visionary Award given to individuals for their insight and exceptional leadership.
Winners this year represent different facets of the educational publishing industry.
- One Hall of Fame Award will go to Bob Coughlan, Co-Owner and Principal, Coughlan Companies, Inc. and Capstone, for his exemplary leadership through changing industry times and his instrumental guidance moving Capstone from a small publisher to a company that has thrived in the digital transition.
- The other Hall of Fame Award will go to Hugh Roome, Executive Vice President and President of Consumer and Professional Publishing at Scholastic Inc., to honor his role in growing Scholastic’s international and education businesses and his focus on expanding reading and learning resources into global markets.
- The Visionary Award will go to Deborah Quazzo, Founder and Managing Partner of GSV Acceleration, for her expertise in cultivating leaders within educational publishing, understanding the need for innovation in the market, and building strong relationships across the industry.
“The most important thing we in the educational publishing and learning resources industry can do is provide students with the best quality materials to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond. AAP is grateful to Bob Coughlan, Hugh Roome and Deborah Quazzo for their ongoing commitment to ensuring that students have an excellent education, and we know they are very deserving of entering into the tradition of the Lamplighter Honors,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the PreK-12 Learning Group at the Association of American Publishers.
The Lamplighter Honors will take place on May 25 during the AAP Celebrates The Golden Lamp Awards and the Lamplighter Honors special dinner celebrating individuals who have advanced the industry and outstanding learning resources. Registration for CIC, which includes attendance to the Awards celebration, is now open. Find more information here.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents nearly four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning, education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the publishing industry’s legislative, regulatory, and trade priorities regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include copyright and related intellectual property rights, piracy and enforcement strategies, digital growth and related business models, funding for education and libraries, fair tax and trade policies, and freedom of expression and literacy debates.