Layman Poupard Publishing Solutions and Content Strategy

Core Values

Responsibility • Expertise • Dedication • Relationships

The core values that guide our business practices stem from our sense of responsibility—our responsibility to serve our clients well, our responsibility to maintain high standards of quality and serviceability in the material we produce, and our responsibility to provide a working environment that ensures the wellbeing of our staff.

Simply put, we care—about our relationships both inside and outside the company and about our work product.

Such high-minded statements are easy to declare and meaningless unless they are consistently demonstrated. We stand on our record: a reputation for creating and producing award-winning, user-friendly reference materials over more than forty years, including the most significant publications in the field; a history of cordial working relationships with thousands of international scholars who function as our editorial partners; a tradition of maintaining a dedicated, experienced, and ardent staff fully engaged in their work.

We care, and we prove it every day.

Our Story

Layman Poupard was founded by Richard Layman and Dennis Poupard, building on the resources of Bruccoli Clark Layman (BCL), a noted reference-resource production company. For over five decades, BCL has specialized in works of literary and social history, including the Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Decades, and American Eras, all of which has earned RASD awards from the American Library Association. Layman, president of BCL, and Poupard, a former executive vice president at Thomson Gale, have more than seventy years combined experience in publishing.

Who We Are

Richard Layman

Richard Layman

Managing Director

Dennis Poupard

Director
Kourtnay King Layman Poupard

Kourtnay King

Associate Managing Director

Eric Bargeron

Senior Editor
Hollis Beach

Hollis Beach

Senior Editor

Janet Hill

Production Manager

Katherine Macedon

Quality Assurance Manager

Giesela Patrick

Office Manager
Connor Towle

Connor Towle

Content Standards Editor
Cindi Barton

Cindi Barton

Associate Production Manager
Joanna Burch

Joanna Burch

Assistant Production Manager
Jayne Stevens

Jayne Stevens

Associate Permissions Manager
Shena Adkins

Shena Adkins

Composition and Quality Assurance
George Anderson

George Anderson

Senior Editor
Anna Copeland

Anna Copeland

Composition and Quality Assurance
Rose Dolbashian

Rose Dolbashian

Editorial Associate
Janet Grubbs

Janet Grubbs

Permissions Researcher
Kevin Kyzer

Kevin Kyzer

Editor
Michele Patterson

Michele Patterson

Production Associate
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Permissions Researcher
Jim Tidd

Jim Tidd

Editorial Associate
Sydni Wilson

Sydni Wilson

Production Associate
Stephanie Sarkany

Stephanie Sarkany

Composition and Quality Assurance