At the Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division:
Effective March 27, Lauren Hoffman is joining the division as v-p, marketing and publicity. She has worked at S&S on a freelance basis overseeing the brand management of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters publishing program. Most recently she was v-p, brand marketing, at MK Creative/Media/Marketing, and has worked for St. Martin's Press and HarperCollins. She began her career at S&S as sales coordinator, ad/promo association and associate director, advertising.
Nicole Russo has returned to S&S as senior director of publicity. She was formerly director, publicity and marketing, at Abrams. Before that, she worked eight years at S&S and earlier at Random House children's and at public relations firms.