Bonnie Beacher has been with McGraw-Hill Education since 1991 and is currently Senior Director of its Contracts, Copyrights and Permissions Department. Her career has been centered on intellectual property and rights licensing issues, including rights acquisition and licensing, publishing agreements, and copyright and trademark administration for all of McGraw-Hill’s book publishing divisions, including elementary, high school, college, assessment, professional and trade publishing. During her career at McGraw-Hill, Bonnie has set policy on rights acquisition and licensing for all content of McGraw-Hill Education’s publications, and has led in licensing negotiations for both print and photo rights. She is a regular speaker at conferences on intellectual property issues in book publishing.
Ms. Beacher serves as the Chairperson for the Association of American Publisher’s (AAP) Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee and is a member of the AAP’s Copyright Committee, where she has participated in setting industry policies on rights issues. She serves on the Board of Directors of Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS), where she participates in the work of PLUS to create standard licensing terminology and forms for image licensing. Bonnie is also a member of the AAP’s Critical Issues Task Force, a member of the Advisory Board of the Access Text Network, and serves on the Maryland Instructional Materials Access Guidelines Committee and the New York State Instructional Material Advisory Council. Ms. Beacher has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Chicago.
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