Kimberley Gardiner joined Kia Motors America in the Spring of 2016, as Director, Marketing Communications. At Kia, Ms. Gardiner leads the Marketing Communications department and oversees various consumer and industry trade communications aspects including business development strategy; product marketing and branding; third-party partnerships; digital marketing; sports marketing; social media and SEO strategy; CRM and PR.
In addition, Ms. Gardiner manages creative and production agencies and leads innovative partnership activations to generate awareness of Kia Motors America and the auto manufacturer’s product line.
Previously, Ms. 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.