Kelly Mullens Brown is ankling 42West to join Ryan Seacrest Prods. as exec VP of external relations.

She will start the new gig July 9, reporting directly to Ryan Seacrest with responsibility for global communications, philanthropy and community relations. Mullens Brown will also be involved in marketing, sponsorship, strategy, and new business development, working closely with top execs including CEO Adam Sher and CFO Jeff Refold.

She will also work on special projects for the company.

Mullens Brown has been managing director of the strategic communications division at 42West. Clients have included the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Peter Chernin, DreamWorks Animation, HTC, Joss Whedon, The Mark Gordon Co., Original Media, Producers Guild of America, RealD, Rolex, Ryan Seacrest Prods., Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, Starz and XIX Entertainment.

Mullens Brown previously worked at Sitrick and Co., Sony Corp. Of America, Universal Music Group and Fleishman-Hillard.