Theresa Thompson has been promoted to president of Sterling Publishing. She has been executive v-p since 2012. Earlier she worked for Sterling parent company Barnes & Noble, joining B&N in 2003 as head of the audiobook business. In 2008 she was promoted to v-p, newsstand and in 2011, she added bargain and calendars to her responsibilities. Before joining B&N, she held merchandising positions at Macy's and Saks.
B&N chairman Len Riggio commented: "This promotion is merited as Theresa has managed this business brilliantly and has built a solid organization which has produced great results. Most importantly, she has been a terrific partner to our merchandise organization and our store managers. As such, she is dedicated to helping build retail sales and distinguishing us from others in the marketplace. Theresa is a consummate professional who truly loves Barnes & Noble, and she remains excited about our prospects for the future."