CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (RNS) Zondervan CEO Maureen “Moe” Girkins will step down March 11, the Grand Rapids-area publisher has announced.
A search for a new CEO will begin immediately, according to a statement released by the company.
The company declined to comment on the reason for Girkins’ departure, which was announced last Thursday (Feb. 17).
In the interim, she will be replaced by Scott Macdonald, general manager of The City, Zondervan-owned integrated software platform for church communities.
“Macdonald will work closely with Zondervan’s leadership team, which combined has more than 100 years of experience with the company,” Zondervan said in a statement.
Macdonald is described as a veteran in Christian retailing. He previously served as president of Insight Retail Group, a franchisor of Christian stores with 35 sites. MacDonald has developed growth strategies and increased profitability at multiple companies, according to the statement.
Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, including the best-selling NIV Bible translation, books and new media products as well as children’s products from its Zonderkidz group.
(Shandra Martinez writes for The Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Mich.)