EXCLUSIVE: The Directors Guild of America has a new spokeswoman. Lily Bedrossian, who spent nearly nine years in the corporate and interactive media relations divisions at the Walt Disney Company, has been named the DGA’s Director of Media Relations. She will report to Morgan Rumpf, the guild’s Associate Executive Director of Communications.

Bedrossian replaces Sahar Moridani as the guild’s spokesperson. Moridani, who is well known for promptly returning reporters’ phone calls, has been promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Executive Director of Administration and Operations. Moridani, who spent 7 ½ years in the guild’s communications office, now will report to David Korduner, the guild’s Associate National Executive Director and Senior General counsel.