February 17, 2011
Moe Girkins to Leave Zondervan CEO Post
Zondervan's CEO Moe Girkins will leave the company on March 11 when her contract is not renewed, a spokesperson for the company said today.
Scott Macdonald, acting general manager at Zondervan's web-based software called The City and former president of Lemstone, will be her interim replacement. A search for a new CEO will begin immediately. The company declined to comment further on Girkins' departure.
CT previously spoke with Girkins about her move to Zondervan and about the company's decision to purchase BibleGateway.com, a searchable Bible site. Under her leadership, the company also decided to revise the New International Version, "correcting the mistakes in the past," Girkins said after acknowledging that Today's New International Version "divided the evangelical Christian community." The company also issued an apology for publishing Deadly Viper, a book that used Chinese characters and images for illustrations.
Zondervan, a Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, is owned by HarperCollins.