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Registration opens for Leadership Summit featuring Stephen Mansfield and Joel Manby

Thursday, January 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
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ECPA Leadership Summit adds Stephen Mansfield and Joel Manby to stellar program

April 29 to May 1 in Nashville  --   REGISTER EARLY -- DISCOUNT DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 27

Stephen Mansfield, Bestselling author (Lincoln's Battle With God) Expert on religion and culture

The 2013 ECPA Leadership Summit, held April 29-May 1 at Ingram Headquarters in Nashville, has added Stephen Mansfield and Joel Manby to its already stellar cast of industry experts who will present at the annual conference designed for any manager who works in Christian publishing.


  • Stephen Manfield is a New York Times bestselling author and a popular speaker who is becoming one of this generation’s most respected voices on religion and modern culture. He is also an advisor to leaders around the world, an activist in a variety of social causes and a regular commentator on the FOX and CNN news networks.
  • Joel Manby is the CEO of Herschend Entertainment.  His role at Herschend was featured in the network TV Show "Undercover Boss" and the audience response led him to write the servant leadership book, Love Works, published by Zondervan. Joel served as vice president of Spring Arbor, was part of the launch team for the Saturn car company and is a former CEO of Saab.


Joining this strong line-up are:

  • Peter Hildick Smith, President, Codex-Group, presenting on the current status of the retail marketplace
  • John Ingram, President of Ingram Distribution
  • Tessie DeVore, Executive VP of Charisma House, and Peter Cerra, President of the Spanish ECPA., presenting on the Spanish language market.
  • News Shaper Media Panel including Joe Wikert, General Mgr and Publisher, O'Reilly Media, Lynn Garrett, Senior Religion Editor of Publishers Weekly, and Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World
  • News Maker Publisher Panel including Dwight Baker, President, Baker Publishing Group; Chip Brown, SVP & Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers; and Jason Chatraw from Ampelon Publishing.
  • David Campbell with Bowker will be presenting the latest industry trends and data
  • The event will include the annual ECPA AWARDS BANQUET announcing the industry's top award recipients, including the Christian Book Awards.



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