Elizabeth Nolan

Elizabeth Nolan is the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Publishing Officer for The Optical Society (OSA).  In this role, she oversees all facets of OSA's strategic planning, branding, program development/market research, and its publishing program.  Specific to publishing, she is responsible for the Society’s growing portfolio of 18 subscription based and Open Access titles as well as its award winning membership magazine.   While at OSA, she has championed the development and implementation of the Society’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan across all program areas.  She has also led the launch of the publishing division’s bespoke publishing and peer review platforms, 5 new journals as well as several new service and technology based solutions to better meet the needs of the optics and photonics community.

Before joining OSA, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy at SPi Global.  While at SPi, she directed the efforts of a number of different teams and developed a host of new and innovative services for Scientific, Medical and Technical publishers.  Prior to that, she held senior level positions at Thompson Publishing Group, and The Worldwatch Institute and spent her early years working in the publishing industry at Wolters Kluwer (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins at the time).   With more than 25 years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations, commercial publishers and an Asia-based business process outsourcing provider, Elizabeth has forged a career that is rich in global expansion, new product/service development, as well as journal publishing.