The ECPA Leadership Summit is where relationships begin and continue among leadership teams in Christian publishing, while learning from world-class experts speaking on current issues and trends important to the industry.

Speakers

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Philip Yancey
Bestselling and Award-Winning Author
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Dr. David Anderson
Founder and President of Gracism Global
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Peter Greer
President and CEO of HOPE International
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Kristen McLean
Executive Director of Business Development, The NPD Group
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Rev. Dr. Stephen Macchia
Founder and President of Leadership Transformations, Inc.
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Carolyn Weber
Author of several books including the award-winning memoir Surprised by Oxford (Thomas Nelson) now being made into a feature film
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Joe Wikert
Chief Operating Officer at Our Sunday Visitor
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Brittany Lassiter
International Marketing and Publicity Director, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus
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Rick Denham
Global Manager, Desiring God Ministries; International Director, 9Marks
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Sam Richardson
Chief Executive, SPCK
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Cindy Riggins
President, Riggins Rights Management
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Peter Cerra
President of SEPA and Senior Director of International Sales and Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers

What People Are saying

  • "This event is well-organized, has great speakers, and is valuable for networking with colleagues."

    Cindy Riggins
    President, Riggins Rights Management
  • "The sessions are valuable and inspiring. I'm leaving refreshed and challenged to continue doing this ministry work with integrity, conviction, and hope."

    Trillia Newbell
    Acquisitions Director, Moody Publishers
  • "Always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues in the industry and learning from and sharing experiences."

    Mary Burns
    President and CEO, Barbour Publishing
  • "Stellar. The Leadership Summit is of huge value to our organization."

    Bob Hawkins
    President, Harvest House Publishers
  • "Great opportunity to spend useful time with industry colleagues and learn together from some high-quality and thoughtful presentations."

    Anthony Gosling
    Executive VP of Business Operations, Crossway
  • "The speakers were truly great and the networking opportunities very valuable."

    Jeannette Taylor
    Director, JET Marketing
  • "I've been to a lot of events like this and I rate the Leadership Summit as one of the best. The quality of speakers, networking and thought leadership is second to none."

    Justin Paul Lawrence
    Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, InterVarsity Press
  • "Leadership Summit has a great focus on our mission as well as thought provoking presentations and helpful information."

    Jeff Johnson
    Chief Administrative Officer, Tyndale House Publishers
  • "This was the best ECPA event I’ve been to. The connections made and the teachings were invaluable."

    Cristopher Garrido
    Spanish Publisher, Harper Collins Christian Publishing
  • "This is what industry gatherings should be— thoughtful speakers and discussions, networking, encouraging and inspiring and challenging topics that are meaningful to us."

    Barbara Sherrill
    Executive VP and Publisher, The McKenzie Group/Harvest House Publishers
  • "Content was valuable and it was great to see industry experts/leaders in dialogue together."

    Doug Lockhart
    SVP Sales and Centralized Marketing, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • "Leadership Summit is very valuable to me with information I am able to immediately share with my management team. I also meet people that I can reach out to in order to help our business grow in the near future."

    Mark Teears
    CEO, New Growth Press
  • "Probably the most productive day and a half that I have spent in a long time. Very well run; great people."

    Brian Allain
    Owner, Writing for Your Life
  • "Leadership Summit is fantastic. The sessions are timely, conversations lively, and takeaways immediate!"

    Randall Payleitner
    Associate Publisher, Moody Publishers
  • "Instructive, insightful, educational..."

    La Verne Tolbert
    VP Editorial, Urban Ministries, Inc.
  • "Leadership Summit offers publishing leaders an opportunity to collaborate and stay informed on new processes, trends, and cultural movements."

    J.D. Bridges
    VP of Sales & Distribution, Reformation Trust Publishing
  • "The ECPA Leadership Summit offered an exceptional program for leaders of Christian publishers—stimulating speakers, a wealth of statistical data, the upbeat annual awards program, and multiple networking opportunities."

    Paul Hendrickson
    General Manager, Hendrickson Publishers
  • "As a first time participant, I found the group welcoming and the sessions full of great information."

    Suzanne Wilson-Higgins
    Managing Director/CEO, Lion Hudson
  • "Great content. It's always good to find out what others in the industry are doing."

    Mark Taylor
    Chairman/CEO, Tyndale House Publishers