HERNDON, VA—Volkswagen Group of America has named automotive public relations veteran Tony Cervone as executive vice president, group communications. Cervone will report to Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, and will be a member of the executive management team.
Cervone will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications, including corporate media relations, all public relations campaigns, community partnerships and philanthropy.
Cervone brings more than 24 years of public relations experience, most recently as senior vice president, chief communications officer for United Airlines where he was responsible for all internal and external communications. Cervone also served in various automotive communications roles at Chrysler for 14 years and General Motors for 10 years. At GM he was vice president, global communications strategy and operations, responsible for GM's media, employee and labor communications for all markets around the world.