W. Gerald (Jerry) Flannery is the executive vice president, chief legal and safety officer. Flannery, who has been with Hyundai since 1987, is responsible for all legal and customer safety matters in the U.S.
Flannery is widely recognized as an authority on automotive product liability, regulatory and safety matters and has been instrumental in leading the company through periods of rapid change and positioning it for steady growth. Recently, he created Hyundai’s first safety office in North America and was previously responsible for developing Hyundai’s government relations efforts in the U.S.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Flannery was a senior attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Ford Motor Co.
Flannery is a native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Albright College in 1979, and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University in 1982, where he was a member of the Villanova Law Review. Flannery is a member of the California and Michigan Bars and a member of numerous legal organizations.
Flannery and his wife reside in Laguna Beach, California.