Who's Who at STM

Michael Mabe read Chemistry at Oxford and did research into radiocarbon dating before becoming a scholarly publisher with OUP in 1980. Since then he has worked in various publishing, research and communications management roles for the BSI, Pergamon and Elsevier. In May 2006, Michael Mabe was appointed CEO of STM, the international trade association representing and advocating the interests of scientific, technical and medical publishers, whether they be primary, secondary or new starts, large or small, commercial or not-for-profit.


Kim Beadle is Director of Financial Administration and Operations.  She runs the office based in Oxford and oversees administration in The Hague office. Kim's list of responsibilities are too many to mention but her main priority is to ensure that both offices run smoothly and that all her STM colleagues are kept well informed.

Kim also coordinates the STM Board meetings, Summit and Team meetings and several STM Committees.


Jo Dinnage joined STM in January 2008 as Events Manager. Responsible for the organisation of all STM events including seminars, courses, conferences and outside exhibitions. She negotiates with venues on meeting rooms, accommodation, audio visual requirements, catering, reviews contracts, budgets, liaises with guest speakers, moderators, sponsors and delegates throughout the duration from briefing stage to actual event. Jo manages the content of the events app, coordinates promotional material and provides onsite representation.


Richard Gedye acts as STM's Director of  Outreach Programmes, with responsibility for the management of three main initiatives -  the Research 4 Life (HINARI, AGORA and OARE) programmes, sponsored by the WHO, FAO and the United Nations Environment Programme respectively, which offer free or very low cost access to journals for researchers and clinicians in the developing world;  patientINFORM where publishers work with patient groups to provide patients and carers with access to the latest research, as well as help interpreting that information; and STM's library relations programme which aims to bring together two key intermediary player groups in the scholarly information distribution chain via a programme of formal events and informal collegial discussions on the major issues of the day.

From 1991 till 2010 Richard worked at OUP, heading up ,marketing, sales, and research at various stages during this time. Prior to that he held a number of marketing roles in the academic division of Macmillan.

In 2002 he helped found COUNTER (http://www.projectcounter.org/), an international organisation which has established a common code of practice for vendor-based online usage statistics, and which he chaired till 2010.


Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading advocates of consultative sales, semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking in the scholarly publishing industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events espousing the benefits of semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking.

Over the course of his 30+year career he has worked for the leaders of the electronic intellectual property industry.  Xerox, Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, American Institute of Physics and Allerton Press, Inc.  His consultancy firm, Gunter Media Group, Inc. www.guntermediagroup.com, focuses on strategic management and the development and implementation of semantic technology applications. 

A graduate of Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and earned his MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He also attended the Reed Elsevier Executive Management Development Program at Green College, Oxford University.

Darrell is very active in the industry as his firm is a member of AAP PSP, SSP, American Chemical Society and SIIA.  He is the Co-Chair of PSP’s Committee for Digital Information and has served on the SSP Marketing Committee.  He is also an Associate Editor of the Learned Journal published by the Association of Learned Publishing and Professional Scholarly Publishers.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches consultative sales on the graduate and undergraduate level and lectures at Rutgers University Newark, NJ.  He serves on the non-profit boards of the Women’s Venture Fund, EIES of NJ, Greater Newark Enterprise Corporation and Seton Hall University’s Advisory Council.   His radio program "Leadership" airs Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM / WSOU.net and the podcast can be accessed via iTunes U http://bit.ly/1a1h8g3.


Barbara Kalumenos joined STM in July 2008 as Director of Public Affairs. She holds a degree of Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and has been working since 1985 in leading Sales & Marketing positions for various international companies focused on scientific information including Beilstein and Elsevier where since 2006 she was Director of External Relations for the German-speaking countries.


Carlo Scollo Lavizzari specializes in copyright law, licensing and litigation. He is an attorney admitted to practice in Switzerland, South Africa, England and Wales. Carlo's law firm is based in Basel, Switzerland. Carlo advises STM and other publishers world-wide on copyright law, policy and legal affairs, as well as some film, record and software producers. Carlo writes articles and speaks frequently about copyright and related matters.


Matt McKay is Director of Communication & Events.  He is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner who has worked across STM, transport and engineering for the past 15 years. He is responsible for Association communications, both externally and with the membership. He also directs STM events working with Jo Dinnage.

Matt is a Fellow and past board member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a regular industry speaker on digital communications, and measurement and evaluation techniques.


Mathilde Renou is EU Affairs Officer based in Brussels and supports the STM Public Affairs Director. She started as a STM Intern in January 2017 and continues to work part-time until June 2018 for STM. She is responsible to supervise new developments on EU legislations including the new Copyright Proposal and to represent the interests of STM members with MEPs, PermReps attachés and the European Commission. She is currently following a LL.M in European Law in the College of Europe, but recently obtained a LL.B. in International and European Law in the Hague University. Her email address is: Renou@stm-assoc.org.


Eefke Smit is the Director of Standards and Technology of the International Association of STM Publishers (see www.stm-assoc.org ) and coordinates the activities for STM members in the areas of technology developments and standards, such as the annual STM Tech Trends reports, initiatives on research data, text and data mining, access and authentication,and digital preservation. She coordinates the work of the STM Future Lab Group, and is the staff support for the Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC) as well as the STM RA21 Task Force. She organizes STM Innovations seminars in Europe and the US and series of webinars for STM members.

Representing STM in a variety of industry-wide standards organizations, projects and working groups, she serves as Director on the Board of IFRRO representing publishers and is Co-Chair of the RDA Interest Group on Data Publishing. She also represents publishers in advisory panels such as the CoData-ICSTU group for Data Citation, the NISO working group on Open Access Article Metadata, NISO’s business working group on Supplementary Journal Information, the DataCite working group on Certification Standards for Data centers, and is a member of Force11. She also coordinates the STM participation in the EU-cofunded projects, such as in the past PARSE.Insight and APARSEN (both on digital preservation) and ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) and on the Advisory Board of the 4C project (Collaboration on Clarifying the Costs of Curation).

Eefke has been active in academic publishing for more than 30 years (physics, mathematics, computer science) and in electronic product development (Scopus, ScienceDirect), holds a masters degree in public administration and started her working life as a writer/ journalist on research and technology (in NRC Handelsblad).


David Weinreich, Director of Public Affairs, Americas
David Weinreich has worked with STM to support STM's public affairs activity since 2011. In his role as Director of Public Affairs for the Americas, he provides strategic advice, messaging development, political intelligence and lobbying to help publishers communicate their positions and goals to governments throughout the Americas, with a particular focus on the US federal government.  He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Memphis, and published several articles in the mathematical literature.  In a wide-ranging career, he has worked in K-12 education, academia, non-profit science policy and education organizations, and both the legislative and executive branch of the U.S. government.  His consulting firm, Weinreich Strategic Group, focuses on science, technology, innovation, and education policy.