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Publishing veteran will help guide lauded information industry organization

Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest's vice-president of STM and humanities publishing, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global non-profit that serves the information community. Ms. Sauer-Games joins a 12-member cross-sector board that helps steer the group. She begins her three-year term on February 28.

"This is a wonderful honor and opportunity. I believe in the work of NFAIS and its ability to improve the world's knowledgebase by gathering its most important stakeholders for work on common causes," said Ms. Sauer-Games. "I'm eager to contribute to its success – and the success of its member organizations - in a direct way."

NFAIS is volunteer-powered membership organization that serves content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers, and other related groups. A partnership of commercial, nonprofit, and government organizations, NFAIS creates a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.

Ms. Sauer-Games will bring 20 years of experience in publishing, strategic planning, marketing and sales to the board. She joined ProQuest in 2002 as Director, Chadwyck-Healey North American Publishing, and since then, has been appointed to successively more challenging roles. Among her many achievements at the company is her contribution to the development of next-generation scholarly research products that have set new industry standards for quality and responsiveness. Prior to joining ProQuest, Ms. Sauer-Games held several leadership positions at The Gale Group (now part of Cengage Learning), including vice president of e-Learning. She has also held various marketing and sales positions at Mullen Advertising, R.L Polk & Co., and Data Resources, Inc (now part of McGraw-Hill). She holds a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Ms. Sauer-Games is one of a variety of ProQuest executives who serve in leadership positions in non-profit organizations that work to advance knowledge and learning, improve communities and support libraries. The company is known for its advocacy and support of volunteerism.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

27 February 2012


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