May 6, 2014

American Psychological Association Appoints New Senior Director, PsycINFO

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Sauer-Games to the position of senior director, PsycINFO. In her new role, Sauer-Games will manage the development and growth of the full suite of APA research databases, while expanding their coverage and uncovering new product opportunities. In addition, she will be responsible for the ongoing development of APA PsycNET®, APA’s award-winning search platform, looking for new ways of strengthening the connections for students, researchers and psychologists between the questions that they need to answer and the most relevant information available to meet that need.

Sauer-Games joined APA on March 10, bringing more than 20 years of experience in publishing, strategic planning, marketing and sales to APA. In her most recent assignment at ProQuest, she was vice president of scientific, technical, medical, humanities and dissertations publishing after starting her tenure there in 2002 as director, Chadwyck-Healey North American Publishing. Her many achievements include the development of award-winning next-generation scholarly research databases that have set new industry standards for quality and responsiveness. Prior to joining ProQuest, Sauer-Games held several leadership positions at The Gale Group (now part of Cengage Learning), including vice president of e-learning. She has also held various marketing and sales positions at Mullen Advertising, R.L. Polk & Co. and Data Resources Inc. (now part of McGraw-Hill). She holds a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.