Executive Brand Manager
Karen Longino is Dexterity’s Executive Brand Manager. She has 20+ years in the book industry, A senior member of Dexterity’s leadership team, she manages key brand relationships and leads our editorial and production teams. Karen will also be acquiring titles and clients to grow Dexterity’s publishing program and reach.
Karen has worked with two of the big five publishers, serving as Managing Editor at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, for twelve years, and as a Senior Acquisitions Editor with Hachette Nashville for almost three years. She has held roles in editorial, product development, and operations, and has worked with numerous bestselling authors during the course of her career. Previous to her publishing roles, she worked in retail as a Director of Stores with Barnes & Noble.
She is a Louisiana native, but has lived in the Nashville area for 12 years, she received her B.A. in Business Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. When she’s not working, she will likely be found with her family on travel adventures or playing with her Husky, Kaiya. She is also a lover of all things books, music, and beach.