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Stan Jantz Hired as ECPA’s Interim Executive Director

Tuesday, June 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Contact: Dwight Baker, ECPA Chair, President of Baker Publishing Group


Stan JantzJune 22, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ -- The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has named industry veteran Stan Jantz as interim executive director, effective July 1.  Jantz is founder of content consulting company The Muvum Group, co-founder of Conversant Media, and has recently served as interim CEO of Gospel Light Publishing.


Jantz succeeds current President/CEO Mark Kuyper, who was recently hired as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, headquartered in New York City.


“Stan has a unique blend of professional experience, corporate leadership and collaborative abilities that serve his passion for Christian writings and our common mission to lead people to Christ,” said ECPA chair Dwight Baker (Baker Publishing Group) who headed the hiring committee.  “We are pleased to welcome Stan to this important post, while we use this opportunity to seek a full-time CEO who will set a course for the future of ECPA.”


Stan Jantz has been involved with Christian content throughout his professional life. After a successful career in Christian retail, he began writing and became the bestselling co-author of more than 60 books, with 3.5 million copies sold worldwide. In 2007 Stan co-founded, a faith and culture social media experience. Most recently he was the Publishing Director for Regal Books and the Interim CEO for Gospel Light Publishers. Stan holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He is an elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California, and has served as a member of the Biola Board of Trustees since 1999, including four years as Chair.


“Christ-centered content has been the passion of my life from the time I began working in the Christian book industry,” stated Jantz. “Throughout my entire professional career and personal life, I have found great joy in selling, writing, and publishing books, Bibles, and Christian resources, while leading outstanding organizations that serve that purpose. I am humbled by the opportunity to direct ECPA during this important time and look forward to furthering the valuable programs and services ECPA provides to strengthen and unite the industry.”


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The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. For over 40 years, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information, contact or 480-966-3998.

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