TOM FORD PROMOTES: Tom Ford has secured a new celebrity wrangler, tapping Hollywood insider Crystal Lourd as its West Coast VIP relations director. Lourd, who previously held similar positions at Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren, is the sister-in-law of mega-agent Bryan Lourd, a partner and managing director at Creative Artists Agency. Based in Los Angeles, she will work alongside Alexandra Nourafchan, Ford’s current West Coast VIP relations manager.

The company additionally made a series of promotions on its communications team, with Cori Galpern elevated to senior vice president of global communications; Whitney Bromberg Hawkings named senior vice president of communications for Europe, the Middle East, India and Australia; Cliff Fleiser promoted to worldwide advertising and North American public relations director and Adam Wilkie named p.r. director for Europe, the Middle East, India and Australia.

This story first appeared in the October 14, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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