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Capstone Appoints David W. Smith to Board of Directors
Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announces the appointment of David W. Smith to its Board of Directors. Smith brings 40 years experience in publishing and educational technology to his new role.
“We’re thrilled to have someone with David’s experience on our Board. He is a seasoned professional whose extensive background in publishing and technology will provide Capstone with tremendous expertise as we continue to expand in new markets. His knowledge will assist the Board and Capstone’s executive leadership team in implementing our long-term strategies,”
Smith currently is Lead Director at Capella Education Company. He also is President of Woodwinds, LLC, and serves as an Outside Director for Inscape Publishing. Previously, Smith was Independent Director, Acting CEO and Chairman of Plato Learning Company. He also served as Independent Director for Scientific Learning Corporation, CEO for National Computer Systems/NCS Pearson, and held several senior executive positions with Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill publishing companies.
“It’s an exciting time at Capstone. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to advise on Capstone’s strategic development and growth,” said Smith.
Smith holds an MBA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a B.S. and M.S. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone’
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Capstone Publishers, the leading publisher of high-kid-appeal children’s books for school and public libraries. Imprints include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, and Heinemann-Raintree.