NFAIS Elects New Board of Directors Leadership for 2018-2019   

Elsevier’s Eric Swenson assumes NFAIS Presidency; Ithaka S+R’s Deanna Marcum to serve as President-Elect for 2018-2019  

March 2, 2018, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, announced its Board of Directors slate for 2018-2019.

The new NFAIS Board assembled for its first meeting at the NFAIS 2018 Annual Conference, Friday, March 2, in Alexandria, VA.

As part of the new Board, Eric Swenson begins his term as NFAIS President for the coming year. Swenson currently is the Senior Director of Product Management for Elsevier’s abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, Scopus. Previously, he managed Elsevier’s search & discovery platforms, the SciVerse Hub, Scirus and SciTopics, respectively.

In addition, prior to joining Elsevier in 2011, Swenson was the Director of Program Management for the Hearst Corporation’s Interactive Media division and an independent consultant serving the new product development and research needs of entities ranging from AT&T Labs Research to startups, interactive agencies, inventors, musicians, investigative journalists, photographers and fine artists. Swenson succeeds Peter Simon, Vice President, NewBank Inc., as NFAIS President.

NFAIS’s full 2018-2019 Board of Directors slate is as follows:

Eric Swenson, Senior Director, Product Management, Elsevier - President (2018-2019)

Deanna Marcum, Senior Advisor, Ithika S+R - President-elect (2018-2019)

Peter Simon, Vice President, Newsbank, Inc. - Past-President

Ryan Bernier, Vice President, Database Partnerships, EBSCO Information Services - Treasurer

Ann Michael, President, Delta Think, Inc. - Secretary


Ghazal Badiozamani, Vice President of Product Management, Elsevier 

Suzanne Daulerio, Product Manager, ASTM International

Brian Hitson, Director, U.S Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Paula Krebs, Executive Director, Modern Language Association

Julia Laurin, Head of Product, Scientific & Academic Research, Clarivate Analytics

Allan Lu, Vice President, Research Tools, Services and Platforms, ProQuest

Chris McCue, Vice President, Marketing, CAS

Mary Sauer-Games, Vice President, Product Managment, OCLC, Inc.

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services ( NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community - that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.