Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Tara Rush is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Office of Audi of America, Inc., beginning April 2019. Tara leads U.S. public relations for the brand.
Tara is defining and leading the implementation of brand-driven internal and external communications across a variety of areas including corporate, product and lifestyle. Tara oversees communications for a broad range of stakeholders including employees, industry and lifestyle media, consumers, influencers, dealers and industry associations.
Joining Audi of America from HEINEKEN USA, Tara most recently 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.