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Egremont Associates founder Neal Goff has more than a quarter century of experience in product development, product marketing through both direct and indirect channels, and business leadership in educational, consumer and business-to-business publishing.

After starting his publishing career as a newspaper and magazine editor, Neal spent more than a decade at Time Inc., where he held senior positions at Time Life Books and Book-of-the-Month Club. He later became President of Simon & Schuster’s direct mail division, Prentice Hall Direct; Chief Operating Officer of database publisher R.R. Bowker; and Senior Vice President of Marketing at BMG Direct, then the world’s largest music club company.

In the last decade, Neal has been a leader in educational publishing. He first served as President of Scholastic Library (formerly Grolier Reference) Publishing, and then became President of Weekly Reader Publishing, with P&L responsibility for Weekly Reader’s 12 classroom magazines. At Weekly Reader, his role grew to include managerial responsibility for the company’s Custom Publishing business, library publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing, World Almanac Education Library Services, and the FactsforLearning database business.

Neal is Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Educational Publishers and also serves on the Board of ReadWorks, a non-profit organization committed to solving the nation's crisis in reading comprehension.


  • State of the K-12 Market report, published by Market Data Retrieval (a D&B Company); authored chapters on hardware and assessments, 2012 and 2013
  • Demystifying the Common Core: How Trade Publishers Can Profit from the New Curriculum Standards, published by Digital Book World, January 2014
  • School Libraries in the Digital Age:  The Changing Role of Media Specialists in the Era of Technology and the Common Core, published by Market Data Retrieval (a D&B Company), March 2014

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Neal Goff
Founder and President
Egremont Associates, LLC

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