Dark Horse has announced the promotion of Kari Yadro to the role of director of custom programs. Effective immediately, Yadro will serve as the head of the Dark Horse Comics custom publishing and products program.
Yadro will be responsible for business-to-business development, fostering new licensed publishing programs with custom publishing clients for new properties, developing co-marketing programs with entertainment partners, and other functions key to leading Dark Horse’s custom program division.
Yadro began her career at Dark Horse Comics in September 2010 as an events manager and was promoted to director of conventions and events in December 2013. Yadro managed planning and logistics for Dark Horse Comics’ presence at all trade shows and consumer events, overseeing all aspects of participation and branding. Prior to steering the events team at Dark Horse, Yadro spent eight years at Barnes & Noble, where she excelled as a community relations manager.
A graduate of Eastern Washington University, Yadro received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology. In her free time, Yadro is an avid reader and culinary connoisseur.