Research publisher Frontiers appoints Tom Ciavarella as head of public affairs and advocacy for North America to strategize and execute advocacy initiatives to support Frontiers’ mission and accelerate transition to open science.
Tom has 20 years’ experience in relationship management, business development, and content strategy. After an early career in copy editing and writing, he worked at F.A. Davis Company, an independent medical publisher in the US, where he acquired and developed new medical textbooks and helped bring print-only resources into the digital world. In 2015, Tom joined Clarivate Analytics (now Clarivate) as a publisher relations manager for Web of Science Group with a focus on content and communication strategy.
Most recently, Tom managed large strategic accounts for the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a non-profit that helps publishers and other copyright holders coordinate content delivery, licensing, and open access workflows. Tom also served as a liaison to CCC’s government relations team, which works to guide policymakers on copyright modernization and related topics.
In 2011, Tom founded and still consults for Smarter Learning, an advisory for STM publishers and publishing start-ups on content strategy, business development, and contract negotiation.
Tom volunteers for organizations devoted to mentoring and empowering students and professionals. Since 2015, Tom has been a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, a US-based non-profit for the scientific and academic publishing industry, where he co-chaired SSP’s Community Engagement Committee for two years and now volunteers with its mentorship program. Tom is also a supporter of the SSP Generations Fund, providing support to Fellowship, Mentoring, and Diversity & Inclusion programs. He lives in Chicago.Click here to read the original press release.