Volkswagen Group of America Inc. has appointed Kerry Christopher manager of product communications.
Christopher, 39, replaces longtime public relations director Steve Keyes, who retired last month after 31 years with VW and Audi in the United States. Christopher is based at Volkswagen's U.S. headquarters in Herndon, Va.
Christopher was most recently manager of public policy and communications for General Motors in Washington. He also was assistant director of communications for Cadillac and managed public relations for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing in Alabama from 2004 to 2006 during the startup of the South Korean brand's first U.S. factory.