Tara Rush

Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America

Tara Rush is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Audi of America, Inc., beginning December 2020. Tara leads U.S. marketing efforts including advertising, retail marketing, consumer experience and brand partnerships, CRM and social media.  

Previously, Tara was the SVP and chief communications officer for Audi of America, leading the implementation of brand-driven internal and external communications  across a variety of areas including corporate, product and lifestyle. Tara is the executive  sponsor of the Audi brand’s diversity and inclusion strategy initiatives in the U.S. 

Joining Audi of America from HEINEKEN USA, Tara previously held the role of Chief  Corporate Affairs Officer with more than 15 years of experience in corporate  communications, public affairs, brand PR, employee engagement, crisis management  and corporate social responsibility across multiple industries. She was a member of  HEINEKEN USA’s executive management team and served as the Corporate Affairs lead  where she successfully oversaw all U.S. corporate communications. 

Hailing from New York, Tara holds a Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis &  Management with a concentration in Consumer Economics from Cornell University. She  and her husband, Barrett, live with their two children in Northern Virginia.