Russell Wager

VP, Marketing, Kia America

Russell Wager oversees all of the company’s marketing communications  including the marketing operations and public relations areas. He joined  Kia in July 2019. 

Russell brings more than 30 years of automotive experience to Kia. He  previously served as Vice President of Marketing for Mazda North America  and has led major automotive accounts at several of the top advertising  and marketing agencies both globally and in the U.S., including David &  Goliath, where he led the Kia business for several years. 

Wager resides in Irvine, California, with his wife and two dogs, Australian  Blue Heelers named Bronson and McQueen.