Linda Cannon: Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Western New York State, Southern New Jersey, Delaware
Linda joined the company in 2003. She spent eighteen years as a bookseller in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Kent, Ohio and was a commission rep in the mid-west and Texas, and a house rep in the San Francisco Bay area. Linda left publishing in 1989 and was marketing manager for a software company in Marin County, CA, then becoming operations manager of an Internet start-up company. She moved back east in 2003 for family reasons, and joyfully returned to publishing. Linda moved to Baltimore in 2005. She became a partner in October, 2005 and a co-owner in 2014.
In 2017 Linda has been named the Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year. She will receive her award at the NAIBA Awards Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza. We at Parson Weems are delighted for her.
Eileen Bertelli: New York Metro, Eastern NY state, Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey, Key National Accounts
Eileen Bertelli joined Parson Weems in December, 2010 and became co-owner in January, 2014. She started in publishing as a freelance reader and went on to positions in editorial, sales, marketing with various publishers including Bantam Doubleday Dell, now Random House, Kensington, Penguin, Barron’s Educational, and Ziccardi Books. She has also worked in bookstores, worked with agents, sold textbooks, and started a small press with her husband. Eileen lives in Warwick, NY.
Christopher Kerr: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire
A former news photographer and magazine editor, Chris began his book publishing career in 1975 and served in a number of sales & marketing positions with Oxford University Press, HBJ, Blackwell, Houghton Mifflin, Little, Brown/Time Warner and Walden Books before launching Parson Weems in 1997 with Colwyn Krussman.
Jason Kincade: NYC Metro area, Long Island, Southeastern Pennsylvania
Jason joined Parson Weems in November of 2015. He started his career as a bookseller and book buyer for Tower Books and Tower Records and later at Alexander Book Company in California and returned to Tower as a book buyer upon moving to NYC in 1995. He went on to spend almost a decade at Penguin Books where he was on the forefront of online marketing and web development before holding positions at Knopf and Random House International Sales working on both traditional, online, and social media marketing. He has also worked as a marketing and publicity consultant as a freelancer, at a major New York literary agency, and at a startup online music retailer. He lives in Brooklyn.
Causten Stehle: Manager
Causten joined Parson Weems with a wide variety of experiences both in publishing and in the corporate world of pharmaceutical marketing. In 1987, he began working at Routledge, Chapman and Hall in New York and over the course of nine years worked in the capacities of Sales Associate, Exhibits Manager and College Marketing Manager. He joined the team in 2005, after receiving his Masters of Science degree in Information Systems from Pace University.