Barb Dehgan has been upped to vice president, Communications & Media Relations, at the Recording Academy.

Dehgan, most recently senior director of Communications & Media Relations, will continue reporting directly to chief marketing officer Evan Greene.

As head of the department, she spearheads overall communications and media relations strategy and crisis communications for the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy. She liaises with production partners, sponsors, recording artists, music labels and media, and also oversees the arrivals and media center for both telecasts.

Dehgan joined the Recording Academy in 2000 after working as a publicist at Warner Bros. Records for seven years.