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Ford PR Hires WSJ Automotive Reporter John Stoll

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First on PRNewser: Ford has hired Wall Street Journal reporter John Stoll as Manager, Global Corporate News. Stoll covered General Motors for the past several years and covered Ford while at Dow Jones Newswires before his stint at the Journal.

Stoll will “take on direct oversight of our Financial News communications, working with the Communications team around the world, as well as Lewis Booth and our colleagues in Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations,” said Ford VP of Communications Ray Day in an email to staff obtained by PRNewser.

Ford’s well known social media guru – technically “Manager, Global Digital and Multimedia Communications” Scott Monty, will report to Stoll.

Day’s full email to staff after the jump.


Please welcome John Stoll, who is joining the Ford Communications team as Manager, Global Corporate News, reporting to Mark Truby, Director, Global Corporate Communications.

John joins us from The Wall Street Journal, where he has earned an impressive reputation. For the past several years, he has covered General Motors during a period of unprecedented and historic front-page news-making.

John will join us soon as the leader of our Global Corporate News team. He also will take on direct oversight of our Financial News communications, working with the Communications team around the world, as well as Lewis Booth and our colleagues in Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations.

Reporting to John will be:

Marcey Evans, Manager, Manufacturing, Labor and Legal Affairs
Kelli Felker, Manager, Broadcast News
Scott Monty, Manager, Global Digital and Multimedia Communications
Todd Nissen, Manager, Purchasing and Corporate News

Before joining The Wall Street Journal, John covered the auto industry – including Ford – for the Dow Jones Newswires and Ward’s Auto. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Michigan with a major in history and minor in journalism. He teaches journalism part-time at the university.

The Blue Oval runs deep in John’s family. His father has worked for nearly 50 years selling and servicing Ford cars and trucks – currently at Huntington Ford in Rochester Hills, Mich.

John and his wife, Kimberly, live in Birmingham, Mich., with their son.

John is a strong addition to our global team, as we continue to make progress delivering on our three Communications strategic objectives:

Improve Ford’s reputation among all target audiences – including customers, employees, influentials, dealers, suppliers, media, investors, communities, governmental leaders and policy-makers
Help build Ford’s purchase consideration – working with Marketing & Sales to create the compelling “Ford story” and aggressively tell it to every audience

Expand our communication capability and expertise – developing our people and working together as a skilled and motivated global team, while raising the standard and effectiveness of our communication competencies and tools

Thank you.

Ray Day | Ford Motor Company Communications |

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