Marty Keast recently retired as president of the School Division of Pearson Canada. He began his publishing career in 1971 as a sales representative with Longman Canada and one year later joined Thomas Nelson and Sons/Thomson Nelson, where he remained for 23 years. While at Nelson, Marty held management positions in sales, marketing, publishing, production, operations and management information systems before becoming executive vice-president responsible for three business units: school, library and professional, and reference. For seven years prior to joining Pearson in 2003, Marty and his wife, June, had their own company, Forever Learning, where Marty was a successful consultant specializing in the development and marketing of e-learning materials. Marty is currently past chair of the Canadian Educational Resources Council.