LOS ANGELES — Privately held real estate development company Caruso has appointed Nancy Murray as executive vice president, communications.

Murray will report to Caruso founder and CEO, Rick Caruso and will oversee all of the company's corporate communications, consumer public relations, digital and brand marketing. 

Murray joins Caruso from Louis Vuitton Americas, where she served as senior vice president of communications for six years. There, she oversaw advertising, public relations, special events, celebrity dressing and corporate projects for the brand's largest zone. 

"I am thrilled to have Nancy join the Caruso executive team," said Caruso. "Nancy has spent more than 25 years developing and executing communications and brand strategies with some of the world's most recognizable and successful consumer facing companies. She will play an essential role in shaping the future of the Caruso brand and I have no doubt all areas of the company will greatly benefit from her wealth of knowledge and experience." 

Prior to Louis Vuitton, Murray was the chief communications officer for PepsiCo America's Foods division for nearly three years. Before that, she spent one year at Harry Winston as vice president, global communications and investor relations. Prior to Harry Winston, Murray was senior executive vice president of communications at Ralph Lauren for eight years. There, she developed and led the company's communications including investor and corporate communications, fashion, celebrity, philanthropic efforts and employee communications. 

"I am excited to embark on this new chapter with the Caruso organization," said Murray. "Rick's vision and leadership has led to the extraordinary and ongoing success of the company. I am joining the organization at a pivotal time given the extraordinary projects on the horizon."