Cynthia manages media operations for Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America with a keen focus on strategic development and media agency oversight.  Cynthia’s guiding convention is targeting the message to valuable consumers via their chosen channels of consumption and influence.  She powers this approach with a passion that enables Hyundai and Kia media communications to compete at levels of breakthrough sophistication and share-moving presence.

 Cynthia’s twenty-plus years in the media business have been punctuated by highlights in managing complex brand portfolios, leading development of media launches and directing high-level, cross-function and multi-tiered brand alliances.  She has also inspired small-budget clients to rethink expectations, approve high-impact media executions and embrace brand-sharing partnerships.


 Prior to joining INNOCEAN, Cynthia served at Young & Rubicam/Mediaedge, where she was instrumental in building a leading-edge media planning practice for the Lincoln Mercury account in both Detroit and in Southern California.  Later, as SVP, Media Director at Foote Cone & Belding/Irvine, California, she managed teams in support of eight leading category brands.  Her history of managing multiple competitive brands within a parent brand assisted Hilton Hotels Corporation in creating individual communication identities for six sister chains.

Summits Attended

iMedia Brand Summit

Brands as Content Creators

iMedia Other Summit

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