Nicole Benevento has joined Holiday House as school and library marketing coordinator; previously she was marketing assistant at Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Random House Children’s Books has two announcements. Naomi Kleinberg, editorial director of Sesame Workshop Books, is retiring after more than 35 years at Random House. Diane Muldrow is stepping down as editorial director for Little Golden Books after more than 20 years at Golden Books and Random House; she is recently married and is relocating to the West Coast.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has two promotions. Farrin Jacobs has been promoted to v-p, editorial director; she was previously editorial director. Lisa Yoskowitz has been promoted to editorial director, nonfiction; she was previously executive editor.

Penguin Young Readers has four promotions. Kate Meltzer has been promoted to editor at Putnam Young Readers, from associate editor. Eileen Savage has been promoted to assistant art director, from senior designer. Brianna Lockhart has been promoted to manager, trade marketing, from associate manager. Lyana Salcedo has been promoted to marketing coordinator, from marketing assistant.

Christine Saunders is joining Disney Publishing Worldwide as senior publicist; most recently she ran her own PR firm, Christine Saunders Public Relations.

Bonnier Publishing USA has two promotions. Charlie Ilgunas has been promoted to associate editor of Little Bee Books and Yellow Jacket, from assistant editor. Rebecca Webster has been promoted to senior editor of BuzzPop, from editor.

Random House Children’s Books has two promotions. Andrea Posner-Sanchez has been promoted to editorial director of Little Golden Books and Sesame Street; she was previously senior executive editor. Tracy Heydweiller has been promoted to senior manager of production, from manager.

Caroline Osborn has joined Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing as subsidiary rights manager. She was most recently assistant subsidiary rights manager at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Lizzy Mason has been named director of marketing and publicity for Page Street Kids and YA; she was most recently director of publicity at Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

HarperCollins Children’s Books has two promotions and a new hire. Olivia Russo has been promoted to publicity director, from associate director. Haley George has been promoted to associate publicist, from assistant publicist. Kris Kam has joined the company as publicist; most recently he was associate publicist at St. Martin’s.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has five promotions. Melissa Croce has been promoted to associate marketing manager, from marketing coordinator. Teresa Ferraiolo has been promoted to associate marketing manager, from marketing coordinator. Julia Gardiner has been promoted to senior marketing manager, from marketing manager. Catherine Kramer has been promoted to assistant manager, subsidiary rights, from subsidiary rights associate. Jordan Winch has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate, from subsidiary rights assistant.

Random House Children’s Books has two promotions. Elena Meuse has been promoted to associate publicist, from publicity assistant. Sydney Tillman has been promoted to associate publicist, from publicity assistant.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has eight promotions. Holly Westhas been promoted to senior editor at Feiwel and Friends/Swoon Reads, from editor. Kat Brzozowski has been promoted to senior editor at Feiwel and Friends/Swoon Reads, from editor. Anna Roberto has been promoted to senior editor at Feiwel and Friends, from editor. Julia Sooy has been promoted to editor at Henry Holt/Godwin Books, from associate editor. Robyn Chapman has been promoted to senior associate editor at First Second Books, from associate editor. Jessica Anderson has been promoted to associate editor at Henry Holt/Ottaviano Books, from assistant editor. Mark Podesta has been promoted to assistant editor at Henry Holt, from editorial assistant. Melissa Warten has been promoted to assistant editor at FSG, from editorial assistant.

Random House Children’s Books has several promotions. Janet Foley has been promoted to director of managing editorial, from associate director. Megan Williams has been promoted to managing editor of Crown Books for Young Readers and Reprints, from associate managing editor. Kristen Depken has been promoted to editor of Random House Books for Young Readers, from associate editor. Samantha Gentry has been promoted to associate editor of Crown Books for Young Readers, from assistant editor. Rachel Chlebowski has been promoted to assistant editor of Random House Books for Young Readers, from editorial assistant.

Kyra Ostendorf has joined Free Spirit Publishing as publisher. Most recently she was v-p of education at Kaplan Early Learning Company.

Michele Wells has been promoted to v-p and executive editor, DC Books for Young Readers; she was formerly v-p, content strategy, DC Entertainment.

Chronicle Books has two promotions in its children’s division. Madison Killen has been promoted to digital marketing manager, from marketing manager. Jennifer Yim has been promoted to marketing and publicity coordinator, from marketing and publicity assistant.

Random House Children’s Books has five promotions. Kelly McGauley has been promoted to associate director of trade marketing, from assistant director. Sharon Burkle has been promoted to senior art director, from art director. Tara Grieco has been promoted to marketing manager, from associate marketing manager. Jena DeBois has been promoted to marketing associate, from marketing coordinator. Sarah Murphy has been promoted to marketing coordinator, from marketing assistant.