Christine Orr Joins OSA as Director of Publication Sales


Angela Stark
Optical Society

Christine Orr Joins OSA as Director of Publication Sales

WASHINGTON, September 23—or of publication sales, Orr will conduct sales and direct the account services and sales administration functions for institutional subscriptions to all OSA journal and publications database products. She will work closely with librarians, enhancing OSA’s publication presence and relationships within that community. Additionally, Orr’s efforts will help OSA increase overall institutional and consortia sales.

“We are so excited to have Christine on board at OSA,” said Beth Hampton, OSA’s chief marketing officer. “Christine’s expertise in sales, her relationships in the library community and her expansive knowledge of both the library and physics communities make her an ideal fit for OSA’s team.”

Orr holds a Master of Library Science from Long Island University and has more than 10 years of experience in the marketing of scientific journals. Prior to this role, Orr was a marketing manager at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) where she managed all aspects of marketing AIP’s journals, conference proceedings and electronic products to institutional subscribers. There she also oversaw the society’s participation in 12 library and scientific conferences per year and helped maintain a healthy subscription revenue.

In addition to her work experience, she is also an active member of many professional societies including the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Special Libraries Association, and the Association of American Publishers – Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division.

Previously Orr was an exhibits coordinator at Elsevier Science where she organized logistics for more than 70 annual exhibits, and before that, at Springer-Verlag New York where she worked on 50 domestic conferences.

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