Bragman Nyman Cafarelli revamps top exec ranks

Corporate and entertainment industry public relations firm Bragman Nyman Cafarelli has restructured its top management tier.

Howard Bragman, founder of the 8-year-old praisery, will move into the chairman’s seat, leaving daily operations to Michael Nyman, who takes over as president. Brad Cafarelli, named executive vice president, will continue to oversee the company’s entertainment-oriented client services.

Chris Robichaud, who is responsible for most of the consumer brand clients at the Beverly Hills-based agency, has been named exec VP.

Also elevated to veepees are Susan DuBow, former director of special events for the agency, and Paul Pflug, former director of the organization’s corporate entertainment group.

Randy Hatley rounds out the executive ranks as veep and chief financial officer.

Outside the exec suite, Tom Freydl joins the company as director of entertainment marketing, Helene Jaysen will continue as director of TV, Tami Mann and Mindy Eras will serve as directors of consumer brands/event marketing, Nadine Ono as director of Diamond Information Center/fashion and Lorrie Clark as director of human resources and administration.

Bragman Nyman Cafarelli, with a staff of 45, has estimated fiscal 1997 billings at $4 million, and represents more than 150 clients.

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