Eddie Vincent, President
Mission, Board Development
Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for more than 30 years. His company Encircle Publications specializes in complete book production, and is home to The Aurorean poetry journal. Eddie works with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life. Eddie and his wife Cynthia, a poet and editor, live in Maine.
Book Awards, Outreach
Michael Piekny is the founder of the professional editorial agency Hub Edits where he works with clients across various genres. His self-published and traditionally published clients have been featured on numerous book lists. In addition, Michael is an Editor at Encircle Publications, an independent press publishing a wide variety of titles. At Encircle, he is primarily responsible for acquiring, editing, and promoting the press's titles.
Charlotte R. Pierce
Regional Groups, Membership Development
Charlotte has participated as an IPNE member since 2007, serving in most positions on the Board of Directors over the years, including President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Regional Groups manager. She coordinates the Metro Boston regional group for IPNE.
2021-2022 Board Members
2021-2022 Elected Members: Thanks to our new board members for their enthusiasm and dedication to helping IPNE members "make better books & sell more of them!" Electronic ballots were sent to the membership Nov. 30 and the results were certified on Dec. 11 for Inanna Arthen, Kiki Tapiero, Connelly Akstens, Ruby Fink, Jon Meyer, Spencer Smith, Mike Rochester, Jane English. Along with incumbents Eddie Vincent, Charlotte Pierce, Michael Piekny, all board members were introduced to the membership at the IPNE Annual Meeting on Dec. 28 and convened for their first board meeting on Jan. 12.
Past Board Members & Staff: We thank our outgoing directors from 2018-2020 for their service: Jack Rochester, Geoffrey Dutton, David Shiang, Peg Roberts, Bill Cordaro, Michelle Burinskas, Ian Lamont, Jane English (elected 2020, resigned 2021).
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