Dvora Englefield, veteran PR executive, joins WME as Partner and Head of Music Artist Strategy. According to the announcement, in the newly created role, Englefield will focus on ways for WME to identify and maximize new business opportunities, strategic partnerships and client services on behalf of the agency’s music division and from the customer list.
The Los Angeles-based executive joins from the Lede Company, the leading PR firm she joined in 2018, where she was a partner and head of the music division; she will wrap up the month at Lede and officially start at WME on May 9. Previously, Englefield ran the music department at 42West and led the music department at BWR. Over the years she has worked with Camila Cabello, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Calvin Harris, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, Wiz Khalifa, Adam Lambert, Alanis Morissette and Bebe Rexha, among others.
“Dvora is a driving force in the music business, responsible for guiding the careers of countless artists through his combination of creativity, strategic advice and deep industry relationships,” said Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer, co-heads of WME’s music division. “We look forward to bringing his truly unique skills to our colleagues and clients as we continue to develop best-in-class services for our music roster.”
“WME is the best of the best,” Englefield said. “As the music and entertainment landscapes continue to change, I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage my experience and transition into this exciting new role. I am honored to have the confidence of such a forward-thinking and innovative team.Special thanks to Kirk, Lucy and my long-time friend and mentor John Marx.
“Lede’s leadership has always been second to none from day one,” Englefield said. “I’m so proud of what we’ve built together both in our long-standing friendships and in business as an all-woman-led company and forever grateful, especially to have been a part of this. ride with Amanda, Meredith, Sarah, Christine and Haeran. I will miss my Lede family, but I’m thrilled that with my new chapter, we can all continue to collaborate.
“It brings us great joy to see our dear friend and longtime colleague steer her career in an exciting new direction,” Lede co-CEOs Amanda Silverman, Meredith O’Sullivan, Sarah Rothman and Christine Su said in a statement. joint statement. “Dvora is a very strategic and talented leader and we are excited to continue working with her in her new role.”
Other recent additions to WME’s music division include Zach Iser and Caroline Yim who have been named co-heads of hip-hop/R&B at CAA, Craig D’Souza (International Contemporary), Andy Duggan (International Festivals) and Whitney Boateng (Hip-Hop and R&B), Dru Bass (Crossover), Bailey Greenwood (Electronic Music), Dana Jeter (Hip-Hop and R&B) and Randall Uritsky (National Festivals).