Ellie Berger is the Executive Vice President at Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, and President of Trade Publishing. She joined Scholastic in 1985. Among her many accomplishments, Ellie has been instrumental in negotiating strategic relationships to publish books based on popular properties and expanding the licensed publishing business. She has also been responsible for directing Klutz® and Chicken House Publishing.
Ellie is responsible for the acquisition and publication of new and existing authors and properties for Scholastic, whose roster of bestselling authors, illustrators, and series includes J. K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Raina Telgemeier, Brian Selznick, Mark Teague, Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, Dear America, and others. Ellie graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with degrees in English and Anthropology.