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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.