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Toyota's New North America Comms Chief

Julie A. Hamp will join Toyota as chief communications officer for North America. Hamp will coordinate Toyota’s public relations efforts in the region while leading the company’s cross-affiliate communications team including members from Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc.  and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America, Inc.

She will report to Jim Lentz, president and CEO of TMS and SVP of TMA, and will be based at Toyota’s campus in Torrance, Calif.


Hamp joins Toyota from PepsiCo, where she served in a global role as chief communications officer and SVP of consumer relations. She is returning to automotive, as before PepsiCo she held several leadership positions at General Motors with primary responsibility for marketing/brand communications and public relations for North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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