PAST BOARD MEMBERS
ROBIN SEAMAN— BAWiP Co-Founder
Robin Seaman was a co-founder of BAWiP and the Director of Content for the Silicon Valley nonprofit Benetech, which runs Bookshare, the largest digital library in the world for people with print disabilities. Prior to her death in 2019, she oversaw Benetech’s Born Accessible Initiative, whose goal is to ensure that content that is born digital is also “born accessible,” and chaired the BISG’s Accessible Publishing Working Group. Before that, she was the Director of Content for the Rocket eBook, the first handheld electronic reading device, and held a variety of marketing roles in New York and the Bay Area with Macmillan, Oxford University Press, The Crown Publishing Group, HarperCollins and IDG Books.
Jackie Thompson is the Content Acquisition Senior Key Account Manager for Ingram, focusing on business development for digital distribution and POD. Jackie started in publishing over 25 years ago at Wiley, and subsequently held management positions at some of the most highly-respected publishers on the West Coast, including Timber Press, New Harbinger, and Nolo. She has served as a board member for PubWest and the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences, and has spoken at many industry conferences. Her experience extends beyond traditional book publishing to e-books, software, digital content licensing, and B2B sales and marketing.
Alli Davis is currently a student in University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in Historic Preservation, where she began her studies in Fall 2019. Before that, she worked with INscribe Digital as a Client Services Representative, for Academic and International Publishers, from 2013 to 2019. In that role, she assisted publishers with delivering their eBook files to retailers and marketing their titles. While on the BAWiP board, Alli helped build and maintain our website.
JAMIE LEIGH REAL — Social Events Committee
Jamie Leigh Real was Associate Managing Editor of Children's at Chronicle, and also edited Rick Steves guidebooks. Previously, she served as Managing Director at Litquake, was an Editor at a boutique publisher in New Zealand, and interned with a variety of magazines, literary agencies, and Bay Area publishers. She also taught English in Hungary and Poland, and travelled to more than 30 countries, after earning her B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She was a member of BAWiP's Social Events Committee.