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Cara Duckworth '02 Appointed VP at Association of American Publishers

Cara Duckworth '02 Appointed VP at Association of American Publishers

November 19, 2019

Cara A. Duckworth, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, communications for the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers on matters of law and policy. She comes to the post from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), where she was senior vice president of communications.

"Cara has a tremendous skill set in communications strategy, content policy, creative design, and special projects," said Maria A. Pallante, AAP President and CEO. "I am excited about all that she brings to our AAP community and all that she will contribute."

Duckworth's résumé also includes serving as director of communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, and she had two press secretary posts in the U.S. Senate.

"With her extensive background at two leading trade groups and on Capitol Hill, Cara brings experience, execution, and enthusiasm to the AAP," commented John McKay, senior vice president of communications at AAP. "She will be a great partner as we advocate for and celebrate the U.S. publishing industry."

Duckworth notes, "Published works are the bedrock of culture, education, and scientific progress. As an avid reader, I am proud and excited to join AAP and help showcase the many innovative ways the modern publishing industry enhances our daily lives."

Cara Duckworth was a communication major at DePauw and was a member of the Tiger field hockey team, earning All-American honors.

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