Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2010
Loyola Press has named Teresa (Terry) Locke as President, succeeding George Lane, S.J. Locke has been Chief Operating Officer and Associate Publisher since 2006. In her new position she will report to Theodore G. Munz, S.J., Chairman. Loyola Press is a Catholic communications company founded in Chicago in 1912 and currently with over 90 employees. Publishers of trade and educational books and media, Loyola Press is owned and operated by the Society of Jesus, Chicago Province.
Locke joined Loyola Press in 1996 after twelve years in corporate marketing at Fisher Scientific and Commodore Computers, prior to that she worked as a teacher and principal.
Locke will be responsible for moving Loyola Press forward into the digital publishing arena. “Our ebook offerings and apps for the iPhone and iPad are a natural evolution for our company,” says Locke. “St. Ignatius Loyola, our founder, was one of the very first people to purchase a Gutenberg printing press in the 16th century, so it is in our DNA to use breakout technologies to help people find God in all things – always asking “what more can we do for our world?” ”
Recent and best selling Loyola Press titles include My Life with the Saints, by James Martin, S.J.; Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney; How Big is Your God, by Paul Coutinho, S.J.; Finding God, Our Response to God’s Gifts (an innovative parish-wide faith formation program integrating prayer and spirituality into traditional religious education) and over 120 titles in e-book format. Three iPad apps are available one of which was an inaugural product upon iPad launch.