As the VP/director of marketing for Random House, Windy Dorresteyn plays a leadership role in promotional strategy development and execution, as well as product creation, positioning, and title marketing, leading a seasoned bicoastal team of book marketers. She has worked with such storied and bestselling authors as Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, Yotam Ottolenghi, the Stanford school, Timothy Snyder, Marie Kondo, and many more. Windy began her career in publishing working in the editorial and production side of the business. She subsequently became a well-regarded retail merchandiser, acquiring more than a decade of experience at high-profile brands such as Old Navy, Walmart.com, and Williams-Sonoma, where she spent four years as the cookbook buyer and co-developed a highly successful private-label publishing program. Windy is a graduate of The University of California at Berkeley, where she studied English and art history.
Windy is facilitating Workshop 4A on Sunday afternoon, August 7:
Book Publishing 101.