Nissan Announces Changes In North American Corporate Communications Leadership Team


Nissan is making several changes to its corporate communications leadership team for North America as the company undertakes an aggressive plan to refresh 70 per cent of its U.S. vehicle lineup over the next two years and restore sustainable business performance in the region.

Travis Parman, division general manager, global communications, Nissan Motor Co. (NML), is named vice-president, Communications – North America and International Communications and Global Engagement. In this new role, Parman will oversee all North America communications and corporate giving activities. Additionally, he will maintain his global responsibilities of regional engagement and alignment and Alliance communications for Nissan. He will be based in Franklin.

Parman joined Nissan North America (NNA) in 2012 as director, corporate communications. Prior to his current assignment in Japan, Parman served as vice-president, International Communications and Global Performance, Groupe Renault. Parman replaces Kristina Adamski, who recently left Nissan to pursue an opportunity outside of the automotive industry.

Additionally, Brian Brockman is named director, Nissan Division U.S. Communications, reporting to Parman. He will be responsible for communications efforts around Nissan’s U.S. new vehicle launches, product lifecycle, safety, dealers, divisional marketing and regional operations, as well as oversight of Nissan’s activations at U.S. auto shows.

Chris Keeffe, senior manager, Group Communications, will assume the role of acting director, Group Communications. He will oversee corporate communications efforts including future advanced technology, multicultural, manufacturing and financial services. He also continues to oversee enterprise storytelling and collateral development.