Valiant Entertainment has announced the addition of former JHU Comic Books manager Dani Ward to the position of sales manager. In her new position, Ward will focus on further developing relationships with Valiant’s direct market retail partners. Ward will also spearhead promotional campaigns for new issues and story arcs of Valiant’s titles.

“We are thrilled to bring Dani onboard the Valiant Sales Team,” Vice President of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein said. “Her years of working in comic book retail positions her ideally to be able to help Valiant better understand what our direct market partners need from publishers now. She’s a fountain of ideas and has a tireless commitment to this industry. Dani is a tour de force who is going to be a major asset in growing our presence within the direct market. She will make sure we are continued to be seen as the publisher with the personal touch!”

“I am happy to join Valiant Entertainment after enjoying selling their products during my time as a retailer,” Ward said. “It’s an exciting honor to be amongst some of the most creative and innovative teams in the industry. I was always appreciative of how vigilant Valiant has been making sure to be informative and accessible to retailers. I am excited to continue to nurture our relationships going into 2019 and beyond.”