James Bell is the Director of Corporate Communications at Kia Motors America (KMA). Bell oversees communications strategy, media relations, internal communications and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. He joined KMA in June 2016.
James brings nearly 20 years of automotive and communications experience to Kia. He served as Head of Consumer Affairs for General Motors after time at Kelley Blue Book where he was Vice President of Corporate Communications and Executive Market Analyst. Bell’s multifaceted experience provides a unique perspective on the industry, crossing the boundaries between the general consumer, passionate enthusiast and discriminating media.
Bell resides in Long Beach, California, with his wife Hilary and daughter Kate. In his spare time, he enjoys a typical California lifestyle: traveling, boating, the NBA and running the occasional marathon.