PR Contacts

Chris Hosford
Chris Hosford Corporate Communications Executive Director

Responsible for the company's corporate, product and media relations.

Jim Trainor
Jim Trainor Product Public Relations Sr. Group Manager

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

 

Lori Scholz
Lori Scholz Public Relations Manager

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:

  • Press fleet scheduling
  • Long Term Loan requests
  • Vehicles for comparisons
  • Hyundai Sales Releases
  • Press Events
  • Press releases

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

Derek Joyce
Derek Joyce Product Public Relations Manager

Manage Hyundai U.S. product public relations for Motorsports, Genesis Sedan, Genesis Coupe, Equus, Azera, Veloster, Tucson Fuel Cell and future premium products. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:

  • Motorsports news, events and interviews
  • Premium product news, data, and insights
  • Press releases, specifications, features, pricing & photos
  • Press kits and annual product changes
  • Innovative story concepts
  • Auto show plans, and interviews 
  • Embargoed information
  • Advanced technology insights

Likes: World travel, surfing, track days, scuba, snow sports, tennis, family time

Dislikes: Lame drivers, “gut-bomb” lunches, excessive formality 

Phil Floraday
Phil Floraday Manager Midwest Product Public Relations

Manager for HyundaiNews.com and product public relations for Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe and Tucson.

You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:

  • Regional public relations in the Midwest
  • Press releases, specifications, features, pricing & photos
  • Hyundainews.com
  • Auto show plans and interviews
  • Press kits and annual product changes

Likes: Olympic weightlifting, 24 Hours of LeMons racing, homebrewing beer, bulldogs

Dislikes: Puppy mills, traffic, imitation butter

Rob Lescaille
Rob Lescaille Product Public Relations & Social Media Manager

Manages Hyundai’s PR-run social media channels and product communications for Elantra sedan, Elantra GT and Accent. You can reach out to me when you need help with:

  • Product information, events and news releases 
  • Blue Link information, events and news releases 
  • Social media strategy and activties
  • Marketing sponsorship support
  • Specifications, features, pricing and photography
  • Press kits and annual product changes
  • Auto show plans, and executive interviews 

Likes: Turbos, technology, Jack Russell Terriers, track days, traveling and modern architecture

Dislikes: Anchovies, engine oil leaks, unsynchronized street lights and infomercials

Elizabeth Chun
Elizabeth Chun Public Relations Associate

Administrator for hyundainews.com and hyundailikesunday.com, assists with managing press fleet operations and social media and liaison for Chinese/Korean journalists. You can reach out to me when you need help with the following:

  • Getting product press releases, specifications, features, product presentations, pricing and video/photography
  • http://www.hyundainews.com
  • Press fleet vehicle availability/logistics/scheduling
  • DMV authorizations
  • Monroneys
  • Hi/Lo-resolution logos and images
  • Product updates
  • Media kits

Likes: Vinyl, tech & gadgets, visual art, event planning, adventures and polygots

Dislikes: The falling feeling, humidity and ignorance

Teri Evans
Teri Evans Executive Assistant

Executive and clerical support

Likes: Shopping, gardening, baking, decorating, movies & animals

Dislikes: Paying full price, crowds & animal cruelty

Miles Johnson
Miles Johnson Manager, Connected Care Publicity

Supports all media publicity facets of Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care programs, Blue Link technologies, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and telematics inquiries.

Likes: Surfing, snowboarding, soccer and banging weights around at the gym

Dislikes: Avocado Pizza and traffic jams

Kevin Oates
Kevin Oates Ketchum, Sr. Vice President, Group Manager
Joe Guy Collier
Joe Guy Collier Ketchum, Vice President

Supports Hyundai communications in the Northeast U.S. You can contact me when you need help with the following:

  • Regional public relations in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
  • Press releases, specifications, features, pricing and photography
  • Press fleet vehicle availability/scheduling

Likes: College football (Roll Tide), Central Park and Belgium beer

Dislikes: Cold winter mornings, distracted walkers/drivers and Auburn

Yvonne Marie Lorie
Yvonne Marie Lorie MGSCOMM, Vice President

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:

  • Regional public relations source for the South from Texas to Florida
  • Spanish-language media materials
  • Southern region lifestyle media opportunities
  • Regional and national Hispanic lifestyle media opportunities

Likes: Volleyball, boating, crossword puzzles, rainy Sundays, Hawaii Five-O

Dislikes: Thriller movies, pickles, traffic congestion

 

Ariel Garcia-Linares
Ariel Garcia-Linares MGSCOMM, Account Director

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:

  • Press releases, specifications, features, pricing and photography
  • Press fleet vehicle availability/scheduling
  • Regional public relations source for the Southern / South Central Regions
  • Spanish-language press materials & interview opportunities
  • Southern region lifestyle media opportunities
  • Regional and national Hispanic lifestyle media opportunities

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

Hyundai Motor Global P.R. Team
Hyundai Motor Global P.R. Team Headquarters
Hyundai Customer Connect Center
Hyundai Customer Connect Center Product Public Relations & Social Media Manager

Are you a Hyundai customer who has a question?

Please contact Hyundai Customer Connect Center.

Monday to Friday: 5:00 am - 7:00 pm PST

Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm PST

Website: http://www.hyundaiusa.com/contact-us.aspx

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