“We have a rule at our house. If you say Kia, you get a kiss,” said Corinne Hodges, Senior Manager, Head of Department Public Relations for Kia Motors. As a young girl, Corinne worked for her family’s trucking company, expediting the freight needs of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and their suppliers. Corinne said, “When I got the job offer from Kia, it was like I was getting back to my roots.”
“I’ve loved getting my hands in so many things over the past seven years. One of the first lessons I learned at Kia was to eliminate ‘can’t’ from my vocabulary.” She continued, “From that, I’ve realized my limitless potential and the capabilities of our team”.
She’s taken that to heart and keeps pushing herself, serving as a board member for THINC College and Career Academy, helping to educate elementary and middle school students on STEM programs to create a future qualified workforce.
One of her team members said, “Corrine has two sides – the side the community knows as the serious spokeswoman for Kia, and the one in the office – laid back, but always willing to roll her sleeves up and assist her team in anything.”