Britten Follett, a fifth-generation family member of Follett School Solutions in McHenry, has been named to the Educational Book and Media Association’s board of directors, according to a news release.
Follett was named the executive vice president of Follett School Solutions in 2019 and leads Follett’s pre-K-12 division, which also includes Follett Book Fairs and Follett Book eFairs.
EBMA’s board of directors brings together a range of wholesalers and publishers to address the ever-changing book and media-buying needs of the educational marketplace. EBMA was founded in 1975 under its original name, Educational Paperback Association.
“Promoting the importance of literacy for students, and the key role that print books play, has long been a hallmark of our company and a personal passion of mine,” Follett said. “I’m honored to join my colleagues in a collective effort to continue to build a demand among educators, librarians and parents for literature.”
Before joining Follett School Solutions in 2010, Follett was a TV reporter for 10 years, including four years at KOKH, the Fox affiliate news station in Oklahoma City. Follett’s investigative reports at KOKH earned her Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. Follett also wrote and published “Who Killed Kelsey?” – a critique of the child welfare system that resulted in the slaying of a 2-year-old Oklahoma girl.
Follett also serves on the board of directors for Follett Educational Foundation and the Southern Illinois University College of Mass Communications Dean’s National Advisory Council.
Follett Corp. is the world’s largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multimedia for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Follett provides education technology, services, and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools and more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America.
Visit www.follettlearning.com to learn more about Follett.
For information about the Educational Book Media Association, visit www.edupaperback.org.