Kimberley Gardiner is the Director, Marketing Communications at Kia Motors America (KMA). In her role, she leads and oversees all consumer and industry trade communications programs, including business development strategy; product marketing and branding; third-party partnerships; digital marketing; sports marketing; social media and SEO strategy; CRM and public relations
In addition, Gardiner manages creative and production agencies and leads innovative partnership activations as well as consumer-facing experiential marketing initiatives to generate awareness of KMA and the brand’s model line-up.
Prior to joining KMA in 2016, Gardiner spent more than 15 years with Toyota USA, where she worked on a variety of consumer and industry facing initiatives across the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. During her tenure, Ms. Gardiner led a complete re-imagination of the Toyota digital experience and helped spearhead the ground-breaking launch of the Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle.
Ms. Gardiner is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington; and Mills College in Oakland, California.