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executive , mediator , managing director , President , writers , Chairman of Creative Artists Agency

Bryan William Lourd, American talent agency executive.

Background

Lourd was born on November 5, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana, the son of Sherion (Brice) and Harvey H. Lourd, Jr. His brother, Blaine Lourd, is an investment advisor.

Education

He attended New Iberia Senior High School, where he played the lead in several high school musicals.

Career

He has served as Partner, Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since October 1995. He earned a degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1982. He has served as Partner, Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since October 1995.

During the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, he served as a mediator between on the one hand, Patric Verrone, the President of the Writers Guild of America, West and their legal counsel, David Young, and on the other hand, movie executive Peter Chernin and Bob Iger, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. In 2014, he was honored at a gala with many entertainers given in his honor in New York City. He has served on the Board of Directors of InterActiveCorp, an online media company headed by Barry Diller, since 2005.

He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Additionally, he was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009 by President Barack Obama.

Four years later, President Obama appointed Lourd to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He attended the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in 2013.

Connections

1 child Billie Catherine.

child:
Billie Catherine Lourd