RIVER GROVE, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett Corporation today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has named Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Litzsinger succeeds Steve Waichler, who held the role on an interim basis following the passing of Follett's former Chairman, Alison O'Hara, in July of 2013.
"Todd's time on the Follett Board of Directors and his extensive experience in the education market make him the ideal fit for this important role," said Mary Lee Schneider, President and CEO of Follett Corporation. As a fourth-generation Follett family member, Litzsinger will be responsible for managing shareholder relations and representing Follett to stakeholders of the Company.
Litzsinger joined Follett in 1992 and has served on the Board since 2003. He has held a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions with the Company, most recently President of Content Solutions and Services for Follett School Solutions, the Company's PreK-12 business. Litzsinger's career with Follett includes roles in the Company's PreK-12 school and library market, including President of Follett Library Resources, President of Follett Educational Services, President of BWI, and National Sales Director for Custom Academic Publishing Company (CAPCO), a joint venture with BMI Systems. Prior to Follett, he worked for Jostens, the school yearbook and ring company.
Litzsinger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University.
About Follett Corporation
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers print and digital learning materials, retail services, library resources and school management systems on more than 980 college campuses and across 80,000 elementary and high schools. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately-held company.
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