OUR MISSION:

To enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. We aspire to establish World Book as a renowned, global, adaptive, and mission-driven enterprise that helps kids learn and read throughout their entire childhood journey.

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Our Leaders

Jason Dole
Jason Dole
VP Technology
I have been with World Book, Inc. since early 2017. I joined World Book, Inc. with over 16 years of experience building enterprise software in the education industry. I completed my undergraduate studies at Merrimack College and received my masters at DePaul University. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, skiing, golfing, and coaching youth sports. My favorite product is Early World of Learning because my daughters love the interactivity, and we know they are are learning while having fun.
Bev Ecker
Bev Ecker
Director Human Resources
I have so many favorite World Book products, but one of my favorites is the Building Blocks series. My niece needed a little help with math in third grade. I introduced her to the Building Blocks of Mathematics books, which have a graphic novel approach to presenting what can otherwise be somewhat difficult subject matter for a new learner of math and science. The books helped to increase her interest in learning about math, and she brought the books to school to share with her teacher. Her teacher loved them and started using them in her lesson plans, so all the students could benefit from them! I earned my MBA from DePaul University.
Don Keller
Don Keller
VP Finance
A native Ohioan, I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University and received my MBA from the University of Dayton. I am a veteran of the US Navy and big fan of the Buckeyes, Browns, Indians, and Cavs. I joined World Book in 1998 after several years in senior positions in manufacturing organizations.
Jade Lewandowski
Jade Lewandowski
Regional Sales VP
My favorite World Book product(s) are Early World of Learning and It's a Wildlife, Buddy! I'm biased towards our content for young learners because I'm a proud mom to two little girls. If you ask my daughter, she will tell you that Mattie the Polar Bear is her favorite book! I've spent over 12 years in educational sales and almost 2 years with World Book. As a graduate of Illinois State University with a major in Communications, I didn't expect to be in educational publishing, but selling resources that support lifelong learning has turned out to be a lot of fun.
Jean Lin
Jean Lin
VP Marketing
My daughter survived her term paper using World Book WOW to cite her sources and learn more about her topic. This enabled her to complete a quality project with limited assistance from me, which is why WOW is my favorite World Book product. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and my MBA from Northwestern University. I am passionate about helping students learn, and I have been with World Book, Inc. since 2015. I grew up in Chicago, where I still reside with my family.
Dennis McQuillan
Dennis McQuillan
Regional Sales VP
World Book Kids is my favorite product. It has so many features, and is easy to navigate and visually engaging. It's the perfect introduction to learning and research for younger students. The Discovery Encyclopedia set is right up there with World Book Kids. I'm an alumnus of LaSalle University, and I live in Berks County, Pennsylvania, with my family. I have been with World Book since 2015.
Maksim Rutenberg
Maksim Rutenberg
VP International
Born and raised in Europe, I have over 20 years of experience in international business. Before joining World Book, I spent several years on the East Coast, working in one of New York City’s private equity firms and then in the world’s largest educational assessment organization. I love to read historical nonfiction and biographies. I have an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and a MBA in International Business and Operations.
Andrea Thorne
Andrea Thorne
Regional Sales VP
My favorite product is World Book Kids. My ten-year-old daughter spends hours on the site reading about historical characters and the time periods in which they lived. This has prompted her to go to her school library and follow up by checking books out on those historical characters! I am a graduate of Texas Tech University and live in New Jersey with my family. I have been with World Book, Inc. since 2015.
Jeff Williamson
Jeff Williamson
Regional Sales VP
A native Tennessean, I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health. I have been involved in Educational Sales my entire career, the last four with World Book. My favorite World Book product is our Early World of Learning digital resource, used by my grandchildren multiple times per week. I grew up in a World Book Encyclopedia family.