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 conference/delegate packs, assists with coordinating 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.

 

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.

 

Janice Kuta is Director of Membership for STM. She has held a number of senior positions in the publishing industry: Executive Vice President of Macmillan Online Publishing , Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing U.S., Palgrave Macmillan, Publisher of the American Institute of Physics Press, Executive Vice President of Blackwell Publishers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vice President, Publisher of Van Nostrand Reinhold, Inc. Janice also served as Chair of PSP’s Executive Committee and participated as speaker and moderator and chair at many industry events.

 

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

 

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 for research data, text and data mining and digital preservation. She coordinates the work of the STM Future Lab Group and the STM Research Data group and organizes STM Innovations seminars in Europe and the US and several webinars for STM members.

Representing STM in a variety of industry-wide standards organizations, projects and working groups, she serves among others on the Board of research data network DRYAD, the Board of the digital preservation coalition Alliance for Permanent Access and on 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 is the STM participant in the EU-cofunded projects 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).

Within the Research Data Alliance RDA she is the co-chair of the Data Publishing Interest Group.

 

David Weinreich, Principal, Weinreich Strategic Group
David is a public affairs consultant to STM and AAP/PSP, providing strategic advice, messaging development, political intelligence and lobbying to help publishers communicate their positions and goals to the 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 focuses on science, technology, innovation, and education policy.