Lippin Group ups three to vp


Public relations firm the Lippin Group has pinned vp stripes on Lauren Kelcher, Alexandra Lippin and Paki Newell. The trio's promotions are effective Tuesday.

Kelcher, who joined the company in 2003, is responsible for implementing strategic PR campaigns for industry associations, networks and events.

Lippin, who has been with the company for 21/2 years, heads up the Brand to Hollywood unit along with executive vp Jennifer Price and also is involved with major awards shows and events.

Newell, who has been with Lippin Group for eight years, focuses on clients in the music industry, including promoting artists' albums, tours, festivals, producers, music products/instruments, film and charitable organizations. He also has represented several independent and major record labels.

"Lauren, Alexandra and Paki have each demonstrated a high level of professional skills and have unselfishly made contributions of great benefit to our company," chairman and chief executive Dick Lippin said.