The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has concluded its search for a new boss: the organization August 23 announced the appointment of Todd Carpenter in the new post of managing director. He permanently succeeds Pat Harris, who departed after 20 years last November. Pat Stevens, head of NISO’s Standards Development Committee, has been serving as interim head since Harris left. Carpenter held previous posts as director of Business Development with BioOne, a not-for-profit online journal aggregator, and marketing director for Johns Hopkins University Press’ academic journals and was involved in Project MUSE. He additionally performed marketing and business development duties at the Energy Intelligence Group and the Haworth Press. "NISO’s new strategic plan calls for a new leader with a deep understanding of our members’ needs as well as their existing practices and priorities," said Carl Grant, NISO’s board chair. "We believe Todd has the acumen we need and the vision to ensure that NISO’s contributions to the NISO community remain valuable." He takes office September 1.