B&N Education announces changes to leadership

Barnes & Noble Education Inc., a Basking Ridge-based provider of educational products and services for higher education and K-12, announced Tuesday changes to its leadership team.

Barry Brover, has been appointed executive vice president, operations of BNED and executive vice president of Barnes & Noble College, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Thomas D. Donohue, current senior vice president, treasurer and investor relations, has been appointed executive vice president, chief financial officer of BNED. He will continue to lead the company’s treasury and investor relations functions, it said.

Lisa Malat, current chief operating officer of BNC, will expand her duties, including leading BNC’s marketing and sales teams.

The trio will report directly to Michael P. Huseby, chairman and CEO of BNED.

The appointments follow the decision by Patrick Maloney to retire as executive vice president, operations, BNED and president, BNC, effective April 27, 2019, the company said.

“On behalf of all our people, I would like to thank Patrick for his valuable and legendary contributions throughout his 45-year tenure with Barnes & Noble College, and for his leadership at BNED the past three years. Because of the foundation Patrick had such a major role in building, we are well positioned to continue to serve and deliver value to students, school partners and our shareholders,” Huseby said. “We are excited about our growth prospects as we continue to advance BNED’s vision of becoming a premier provider of both physical and digital educational services. Looking ahead, I am grateful that Patrick has agreed to work with our management team to ensure a smooth transition of his leadership role.”

“We are fortunate to have such a deep and talented team that is committed to leveraging both our digital and physical assets to meet the evolving needs of our industry and take BNED to the next level,” Huseby said. “Barry, Tom and Lisa are valued members of our senior leadership team. I look forward to working with them in their new and expanded roles.”