June 30, 2021 – Princeton, NJ – Alison McGonagle-O’Connell is now Senior Director of Marketing at HighWire. O’Connell’s nearly 20 years of experience in scholarly communications include 10 years working for commercial publishers, and more recently, leading marketing and community initiatives for software as a service providers in the space including Ebsco Information Systems, Aries Systems, and Coko.
O’Connell leads HighWire’s Marketing team, and has full responsibility for increasing HighWire’s engagement in the space, in addition to participating on the Executive Leadership Team. O’Connell is well positioned with experience successfully developing community around platform tools supporting editorial and production workflow management, as well as dissemination and discovery technologies. She is a skilled community facilitator, and an active participant in industry initiatives and professional development organizations including the NISO CRediT initiative, Council of Science Editors, Peer Review Week, and more.
“We are delighted to welcome Alison, who will work with John Sack, Tony Alves, and Matt Pedersen, to reinvigorate our unique Community approach,” said Rahul Arora, CEO of MPS. “This addition is a step forward in following through on our promise to bring the community together to address pertinent issues facing scholarly publishing.”
“I am so excited to have Alison join HighWire,” said Matt Pedersen, Vice President of Customer Solutions. “I’m looking forward to partnering directly with her as we relaunch our Publisher events over the course of this year, reclaiming HighWire’s historical role of industry-wide community organizer.”
“I am so fortunate to join HighWire at this moment,” commented O’Connell. “There are many opportunities for the combined strength of MPS and HighWire to support publishers and the broader ecosystem. I look forward to working to connect our brand and our products with constituent use cases and feedback items.”
About HighWire HighWire is an industry-leading global provider of digital publishing tools and platform solutions across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking. HighWire was born out of Stanford University, shaped the early stages of digital scholarly publishing, and is now celebrating its 25th year since it was founded. This combination of deep domain publishing and academic expertise makes HighWire the technology partner of choice for the leading global commercial and academic publishers. For more information, please visit highwirepress.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About MPS Limited MPS was established as a subsidiary of Macmillan Limited in 1970 to change the way the world learns. After a change of majority stake in 2011-12 and with an entrepreneurial mind set, MPS developed significant momentum as a result of consistent reinvestment in the business and six acquisitions in six years; the first five were acquisitions of scale while the sixth was an acquisition of scope. MPS now provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. MPS is listed on major Indian stock exchanges; nearly 2,500 associates power MPS across seven development centers in India, two subsidiaries in Europe, and five client offices in the US. MPS has been at the forefront of market changes, introducing new ways of learning and driving impact from each learning experience through engaging content and advanced platforms.