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Baker & Taylor Hires Leonard

5 Aug, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Baker & Taylor has filled its CFO and EVP voids, tapping finance veteran Jeff Leonard for both jobs.

He'll start his new gig with the distributor Aug. 11 and will report to CEO and chairman Tom Morgan.

“Jeff is an outstanding leader with strong financial and managerial skills,” Morgan said. “Jeff comes to Baker & Taylor with a tremendous distribution background from his days at Hughes Supply. His strength in operations, his breadth of experience in finance and his recent exposure to the publishing industry should serve us well.”

Leonard was most recently VP of finance and treasurer for educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He previously spent seven years at construction supply company Hughes Supply Inc.

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