Known for best-selling, cutting-edge comics and humor, poetry and inspiration, puzzle, and children's books, Andrews McMeel has a passion for publishing original talent and delighting readers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing.

Andrews McMeel Publishing Leadership

Andy Sareyan: CEO and President, Andrews McMeel Universal
Kirsty Melville: President and Publisher
Kelly Carnago: Chief Operating Officer
Les Hinmon: Chief Financial Officer
Susan Johnson: Chief People and Communications Officer
Fred Nelson: Chief Development Officer
James Andrews: Vice President, Licensing

Sales and Marketing
Lynne McAdoo: Vice President, Publishing Sales
Kathy Hilliard: Vice President, Marketing

Editorial and Design
Michael Nonbello:  Vice President/Creative Director, Calendars
Patty Rice: Executive Editor
Julie Phillips: Executive Design Director, Books and Calendars
Dave Shaw: Managing Editor

Cliff Koehler: Vice President, Production

The History of Andrews McMeel Universal

Our story begins with the dynamic partnership of Jim Andrews and John McMeel, two charismatic innovators who challenged convention to give voice to the groundbreaking comic storytellers and cultural commentators of their day.

Jim and John joined forces in 1970 with a bold vision, a progressive business philosophy, and a steadfast commitment to the artistic goals of each creator. Their enterprising vision and values continue to serve as the foundation of our corporate culture today.

Andrews McMeel Publishing is publishing division of Andrews McMeel Universal, a global, independent and integrated media company dedicated to entertaining fans of all ages.

Our Mission

As an independent publisher with global marketing and distribution, we’re passionate about discovering authors and creators who have a distinct point of view. We nurture humorous and inspirational voices that we believe have the potential to be both profound and popular.

We respect the creator’s vision as the primary source of inspiration at every stage, offering an individualized, flexible approach to publishing success.

Our Values

We embrace and embody core values that define and guide our decisions, our actions and behavior, and our relationships.

Care and Trust
We treat each other with kindness, honesty, dignity and respect. We genuinely care about the well-being and success of our colleagues, creators and business partners. We bring passion to our work that shows up both as can-do spirit and pride in what we accomplish.

We believe in the life-affirming power of creative expression and the unique talents of our creators. We value originality, authenticity, provocative humor and inspirational voice. We take pride in our own abilities to thrive in a creative environment and bring fresh thinking to our work.

We admire and encourage each other’s individual abilities, efforts and ideas. Yet we are at our best when we work as a unified team that shares challenges, workload, credit and success.

We share responsibility to motivate and inspire one another. We lead by example. We demonstrate initiative, curiosity and courage. We take smart risks and are accountable for their results. We effect change, embrace new thinking and orchestrate outcomes. We are committed to growth.

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