Thomas Nelson, Inc. Announces New Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Live Events

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world's largest Christian publisher, announced this week that Carol Nygren will assume the role of Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Thomas Nelson Live Events business in Plano, Texas.  Nygren will assume the top executive role within Live Events, overseeing the entire business division for the Company.  Under Nygren's leadership, the Live Events division, which includes the Women of Faith and Revolve tours, will look to extend its reach within the market.

Nygren brings Thomas Nelson more than 15 years of prior experience working for The Walt Disney Company, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Licensed Live Family Entertainment, Disney Theatrical Group (DTG).  During her tenure, Nygren was responsible for developing "Disney on Ice" and "Disney Live" into globally recognized brands.  

"I am thrilled to join the Thomas Nelson family!" stated Nygren.  "I am proud to bring my experience to an organization so rich in history and legacy."  Focusing on Thomas Nelson's company mission, to inspire the world, Nygren intends to, "grow the overall Live Events division by providing incredible event experiences to expanded audiences throughout the United States and eventually, around the world."  She continues, "Through new innovations and creative development, we want to continue to encourage women of all ages to grow in faith and spiritual maturity.  I will be working alongside best-in-class talent, both on our platforms and behind the scenes, who are joined through the common bond of sharing a life-changing message."

"Carol brings Thomas Nelson a proven record in leadership, along with a valuable understanding of the live events industry," states Thomas Nelson's President and CEO, Mark Schoenwald. "Carol is the perfect fit for our Live Events division and we welcome her to Thomas Nelson."

Thomas Nelson is a leading provider of Christian content including Bibles, books, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes.  For more information, visit our website www.thomasnelson.com.

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