Christopher Hosford is responsible for the company's corporate, product, and media relations.
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, bacon, reading a Sunday newspaper, throwing batting practice and hitting fungos, time with my family
Dislikes: Poor parking lot execution, nuts in cookies, ice cream and brownies, 65 MPH left-lane drivers, cigarette butts flicked from a car, sand traps
Oversee U.S. product public relations for the Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Elantra Touring, Sonata, Sonata 2.0T, Sonata Hybrid, Tucson, Santa Fe, Veracruz and concept vehicles. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Surfing, snowboarding, soccer and banging weights around at the gym
Dislikes: Avocado Pizza and traffic jams
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. Assist in planning key vehicle launch programs and events. In addition, coordinate with Hyundai sales department to aggregate and distribute monthly and yearly sales releases.
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.
Dislikes: Sunday drivers, whiners & Sauerkraut
Manage Hyundai U.S. product public relations for Motorsports, Genesis Sedan, Genesis Coupe, Equus, Veloster and future premium products. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: World travel, surfing, track days, scuba, snow sports, tennis, family time
Dislikes: Lame drivers, “gut-bomb” lunches, excessive formality
Manages Hyundai’s PR-run social media channels and product communications for Accent and Blue Link telematics. You can reach out to me when you need help with:
Likes: Turbos, technology, Jack Russell Terriers, track days, traveling and modern architecture
Dislikes: Anchovies, engine oil leaks, unsynchronized street lights and infomercials
Assists with press fleet operations, administrator for hyundainews.com and liaison for Korean journalists. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Playing real pianos, globetrotting, painting, gadgets, Yelp reviews, vinyl and orchids
Dislikes: The falling feeling, humidity, and marmite
Executive and clerical support
Likes: Shopping, gardening, baking, decorating, movies & animals
Dislikes: Paying full price, crowds & animal cruelty
Supports Hyundai communications in the Northeast U.S. You can contact me when you need help with the following:
Likes: College football (Roll Tide), Central Park and Belgium beer
Dislikes: Cold winter mornings, distracted walkers/drivers and Auburn
Support Hyundai Motor America’s corporate communications department, particularly Hispanic public relations and Southern region representation.
An active member of SAMA, GAAMA and TAWA, as well as local Hispanic organizations, 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 Corporate Communications department since 1999 focusing on product public relations, Hispanic market public relations and Southern region representation. I also serve as Hyundai’s Spanish-language Product PR 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
Assist with all Hyundai Motor America public relations for the Southern/South Central region and national Hispanic media including media introductions, press fleet operations and hyundainews.com. Member of SAMA, GAAMMA and TAWA. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:
Likes: Being the first to know, contagious laughter, making random plans and big words
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