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U’s Gelt departs for art

Exec worked for Bob Hope Enterprises, NBC

Iris Gelt is trading movie studios for art studios.

Gelt has ankled as corporate spokeswoman for Vivendi Universal Entertainment to take a job as senior VP for marketing and communications at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Most recently the veep for external communications and public affairs at VUE, Gelt has spent much of her career on Lankershim Boulevard.

She started her career in 1973 in the Universal Pictures publicity department. After various p.r. stints with Bob Hope Enterprises and NBC, among others, she rejoined U in 1992 as director of corporate communications.

She said in a statement that she was looking forward to helping Art Center boost the expanding school’s profile in the art world and beyond. “Universal has been my home for much of my career … As I move into my new role at Art Center, I look forward to building on this experience and developing a unique voice and communication strategy for this exciting new chapter in the school’s history,” Gelt said.

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