Here’s a little client-side news for the impending lunch hour. A phone call has confirmed that Kevin Mayer, who’s spent the last 18 months serving as VP/marketing at Volkswagen of American, is no longer with the automaker. We’re also hearing VW may have also parted ways with another marketing exec, but we’re still waiting on confirmation. As for Mayer, the now-former VW VP was based out of the brand’s D.C.-area hub in Herndon, VA.
During his career, the exec, who just picked up an Adweek Brand Genius Award in September, also held several senior-level positions on the marketing/strategy side at fellow automakers such as Hyundai, General Motors and Subaru while also working early on in his career on the account side at agencies including MARS and Grey.