Reader’s Digest Association Names SVP Global HR

New York— March 12

Bob Guth, president and CEO of the Reader’s Digest Association Inc. (RDA), announced that Susan Cummiskey, a 25-year veteran of the human resources industry, has been named senior vice president, global human resources for the company effective March 13.

She will report to Guth and also serve on the company’s executive committee.

Cummiskey joins RDA from her practice as a leadership coach and human resource consultant, which she began in 2011. Prior, Cummiskey was senior vice president of human resources for Bowne & Co Inc.

Her strategic accomplishments at Bowne included evolving the corporate structure from a holding company with 13 distinct business units to a fully integrated operating company with three major business segments.

Prior to Bowne & Co., she held human resources leadership positions at Degussa Corp., Sprague Technologies Inc. and Combustion Engineering Inc.

Cummiskey is treasurer for the Robert Bowne Foundation, whose programs offer literacy education in the out-of-school hours to the children and youth of New York City who live in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

She is also vice chairman and secretary of the board of directors for Scenarios USA, and is an active mentor with Women Unlimited. She also provides pro-bono coaching to several nonprofit organizations.

Cummiskey is a graduate of Wheaton College and the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program.

Source: The Reader’s Digest Association Inc.