FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Americas today announced that Travis Parman has been named director, Corporate Communications, effective June 18. Most recently, Parman was vice president, Corporate Communications, PulteGroup, Inc., where he was responsible for internal and external communications for the nation's largest residential home builder.
In his new role, Parman will report to David Reuter, vice president, Corporate Communications, Nissan Americas, and will be responsible for aligning Nissan Americas' corporate communications efforts throughout North, Central and South America. He will lead the teams responsible for all corporate communications activities including regional, manufacturing and policy communications, philanthropic efforts and crisis and strategic communications.
"We are excited to welcome Travis Parman to the Nissan Americas Communications team," said Reuter. "As we continue to build a stronger and more capable Nissan Communications organization, we look forward to leveraging Travis' expertise across multiple communications disciplines, his strong media relations skills and his creativity to further enhance Nissan's reputation in the Americas."
Parman, 39, brings more than 17 years of Corporate Communications experience to his new assignment. Prior to joining Nissan he held roles at PulteGroup, General Motors and Lockheed Martin.
Parman's career began in 1995 when he joined Lockheed Martin as a Public Affairs representative. In 1996 he advanced to Employee and Executive Communications specialist and in 1998 joined the Internal Communications staff at General Motors' Metal Fabricating Division in Indianapolis. Over the next 12 years Parman advanced through a series of assignments within General Motors, including roles in Internal Communications at the Vauxhall brand in the United Kingdom, within Product Communications at the Chevrolet division in Detroit and as GM's Northeast region public relations manager based in New York.
In 2009 Parman was named director, Community and Public Relations for GMAC, which later became Ally Financial, Inc. He joined PulteGroup, Inc. as vice president, Corporate Communications in early 2011.
A Greeneville, Tenn. native, Parman holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Tennessee and is currently pursuing a master's degree in communications management from Syracuse University in New York. He is also an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a trustee of the PRSA Foundation.
About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.