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Valentino Taps Rory Hermelee

As vice president of communications in the U.S., Hermelee will oversee all public relations, event and marketing activities.

VALENTINO’S NEW HIRE: Valentino has tapped Rory Hermelee as its new vice president of communications, Valentino USA, following the exit of Grace Cha, now at Diane von Furstenberg. Hermelee will oversee all public relations, event and marketing activities and will report to Wendy Kahn, chief executive officer of Valentino USA, and Francesca Leoni, vice president of worldwide communications. Previously, she held the title of director of communications, North and Latin America, at Bulgari, where she spent five years, and prior to that worked at Hermès.