Syndee Barwick has been promoted to Lion Forge Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, the company announced.  Barwick joined the company as Director of Marketing and Product Development in 2016 (see “Lion Forge Staffs Up”).  Rich Johnson, formerly Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development is now Vice President of Sales and Business Development.  

“I met Syndee when I first got to DC Comics and quickly realized that she was a force to be reckoned with,” Johnson said in a statement. “She is creative, smart, visionary, and one of the hardest working people in comics. I couldn’t be happier about her promotion to Vice President.”

Lion Forge CEO and founder David Steward II explained the move. “Syndee Barwick is perhaps one of the finest examples of how decades of industry experience have helped to quickly raise the profile of our organization from industry upstart to a leader in the comics industry,” he said. “Under her direction, I am certain that we will continue to grow our profile in the greater publishing landscape at large.”

“With an amazing team, coworkers, leadership, talent, and colleagues within the industry, I’m excited to bring our books and talent to even more people,” Barwick said of her promotion.