Fortunate to oversee the hardest-working public relations team in the industry. I’m responsible for making sure our cars are launched flawlessly to the media and that they get more than their fair-share of coverage; I direct the various aspects of our auto show news conferences and affiliated activities; work to make sure our executives spend time with media to answer their questions and share the Hyundai story; and keep an open line of communication between Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Corp.
Likes: Michigan, Detroit Red Wings, long and straight drives, road biking, binge TV watching and time with my family
Dislikes: Poor parking lot execution, nuts in cookies, ice cream and brownies, 65 MPH left-lane drivers, cigarette butts
I’m responsible for corporate and marketing public relations. This includes helping enhance Hyundai’s reputation, executing thought leadership and executive visibility programming, disseminating corporate and business news and supporting the company’s advertising and marketing programs.
You can reach out to me for:
Likes: USC sports, tailgating, golf, buying lottery tickets with Lori, auto climate control, surviving everyday with two young kids
Dislikes: Back-seat drivers, inefficient traffic lights, my terrible sense of direction, clutter
After nearly 20 years working in Product Planning, I am now working on Product Public Relations communicating the attributes of Hyundai’s entire product lineup. This includes auto show strategy, new vehicle launches and ongoing content creation for Hyundai vehicles.
One of my favorite cars growing up was a Honda CR-X; I loved my car for its nimble, fun-to-drive characteristics, plus it was a manual.
Likes: Driving, movies that include car chases (e.g. James Bond, Jason Bourne, The Fast and the Furious, etc.), rally races, traveling, dining, exercising (e.g. boot camp, Zumba, jogging)
Dislikes: Eating and smelling peanut butter and liver
Responsible for Technology, Quality and Service public relations
Technology initiatives include:
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Quality initiatives include: J.D. Power Survey Results (IQS, VDS, Appeal, CSI, SSI) and Consumer Reports results
Service initiatives include: Car Care Service, Owner Marketing, Social Media and Crash Parts
Other responsibilities: Hyundainews.com
Likes: Surfing, House of Cards, Automotive History, Gadgets, Lifting Weights
Dislikes: Avocado and Pesto Pizza, Time Zones
Manages Hyundai U.S. product and advanced powertrain PR including:
Likes: World travel adventures, tennis, surfing, open track days, snow sports, family time
Dislikes: Empty bragging, “gut-bomb” lunches, verbosity
Manage and oversee Hyundai’s vehicle press fleet in thirteen locations across the United States. This includes the ordering and logistics of vehicles used for all-media launches, regional events and press fleet operations ensuring media have the opportunity to drive and write about our vehicles. I play a key role in the design and execution of national and regional vehicle launch programs and events.
You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Being a native Californian, riding my bike to the beach, traveling (with family and for business), shopping, CHOCOLATE, being appreciated & Love being a grandma, times two!
Dislikes: Sunday drivers, whiners & Sauerkraut
Manage Hyundai U.S. product public relations. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: My kids (even as teenagers!), Sunshine, Beaches, Running and Reading
Dislikes: Snakes, crabby people, oysters, a turbulent plane ride, a bad day
Responsible for leading Hyundai Motor America’s public relations efforts in influencer marketing and social media, along with other traditional public relations activities for Hyundai products and company initiatives.
You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Favorite quote: “You can sleep in a car but you can’t drive a house.” - TS
Likes: Fried chicken, fast cars, *NSYNC, trying new restaurants
Dislikes: Prius drivers, going slower than 80mph, cardio, cleaning
Provides support in managing Hyundai’s social media platforms and daily press fleet operations. Creates press releases, specifications and features documents, and complies all media material for appropriate distribution. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: coffee, positivity, traveling, time spent with family and friends, Italian food, teacup pigs
Dislikes: cramped elevators, snakes, traffic, stingrays
Provides executive and clerical support.
Likes: Ice cream, coffee, California, and travel
Dislikes: Action movies, bugs
Support Hyundai Motor America’s corporate communications and product public relations programs.
Active in West Coast media relations and corporate communications programs for 15 years as a leader on the agency team representing Hyundai Motor America. Please feel free to find me when you need help with the following:
Likes: USC football, running, good wine, rescue dogs, home improvement projects
Dislikes: The 405 freeway, bumper stickers, gophers, sitcoms with live studio audiences
Support Hyundai Motor America’s corporate communications department, particularly national Hispanic public relations which includes local U.S. Hispanic markets, and also Southern/South Central region representation.
An active member of SAMA, GAAMA and TAWA, as well as local Hispanic organizations, including national board member of HPRA, I have been lucky to work with the Hyundai Motor America team for over a decade. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Volleyball, boating, crossword puzzles, rainy Sundays, Hawaii Five-O
Dislikes: Thriller movies, pickles, traffic congestion
Privileged to work with Hyundai Motor America’s Communications department since 1999 focusing on corporate and product public relations in the Southern and South Central regions, as well as the U.S. Hispanic market. I also serve as Hyundai’s Spanish-language Product public relations spokesperson. Active member of SAMA, GAAMA and TAWA. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Politics (I’m a political junkie), Horticulture and Landscape design (I have a green thumb), traveling the world, spending time with family
Dislikes: Handheld cell phone users while driving, licorice, jellybeans, celery
Manages Hyundai’s product public relations and product communications for the Northeast region (including the Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. metro areas). Coordinates and executes Northeast regional vehicle launch programs and events. Based in NYC. Please feel free to contact me regarding:
Likes: Movies, running, the Miami Hurricanes, brown cars, gated shifters, IndyCar, the Yankees, and the Knicks
Dislikes: Olives, traffic, actual hurricanes, left-lane squatters, the Red Sox, and the Knicks
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