September 04, 2014

Rolls-Royce appoints new Head of North American Communications

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the appointment of Gerry Spahn as Head of Corporate Communications for North America. Spahn begins in the position this week and brings more than 20 years of international automotive, corporate and brand communications
experience to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' operations in North America.

Spahn began his career working at a number of top New York public relations agencies, gravitating towards automotive accounts including Audi and BMW. In 1995 he moved in-house establishing Nissan's New York communications office, and over the following 14 years worked in New York, Tokyo in Japan and Paris in France, developing and leading communications activities for the Nissan, Infiniti and Renault brands.

Spahn returned to the United States in 2010, establishing his own communications and automotive consulting practice. His client list included automotive and consumer brands from the United States, Asia and Europe as well as major stakeholders in the automotive industry.

"I am delighted to welcome Gerry and his wide experience to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, particularly at this exciting time for the company. His experience with diverse media and high-profile stakeholders makes him the perfect person to lead our North American team," said Richard Carter, Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

"I am hugely excited by this opportunity to play a key role in positioning Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to the media and other stakeholders across our North American markets," said Spahn. "There are many more facets to the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brand than commonly thought and I look forward to communicating these as the marque continues to evolve over the coming years."

Spahn studied at the University of Chicago and holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations. He resides in the New York metropolitan area with his wife and two children.


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