Effective this Friday, March 30, Diana Calice is retiring as managing director of the Spanish distribution program at Independent Publishers Group, the company announced. She joined IPG in 2008 and earlier worked as a Spanish books buyer at Borders Group, where she was instrumental in the opening of the first Borders store in Puerto Rico. Before that, she was director of Spanish products at Baker & Taylor.
"I'd like to express my appreciation for all the great friendships I've had over the years," she said. "I will miss you all. I want to thank IPG for a rewarding and fulfilling career."
Kelsey Wayne, currently IPG's Spanish sales manager, will take over Calice's role in the IPG Spanish program, handling all Spanish language client publishers. Wayne has worked in sales for IPG's Spanish program since 2013.