Two familiar Island faces have joined the Vineyard Gazette Media Group.

Frederica Carpenter, most recently general manager of Martha’s Vineyard Online (, has been appointed sales manager. She succeeds Mona Rosenthal, who has resigned her post because she is leaving the Island to relocate to Florida.

Susie Middleton, a well known cookbook author and Island farmer, has been named special projects editor, responsible for The Vine and ancillary publications. This is a new position.

Frederica, who lives in Edgartown, has had a successful career in marketing and business development. Before moving back to the Island, she worked for Thomson Reuters in Boston and Microsoft in Seattle. She had been with MVOL since 2012.

Susie, the author of four cookbooks, including the recently published Simple Green Suppers, has been a food writer for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and runs a farm stand in West Tisbury. Earlier in her career, she was chief editor of Fine Cooking and managing editor of Sailing World magazines.