Ford shifts comms responsibilities as digital head Monty departs

Following the departure of Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company's global digital comms leader, the automaker has folded his responsibilities into the newly created role of global marketing and digital communications manager.

Photo credit: Ford's Instagram
Photo credit: Ford's Instagram

DETROIT: Following the departure of Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company’s global digital comms leader, the automaker has folded his responsibilities into the newly created role of global marketing and digital communications manager.

Monty, global digital and multimedia communications manager at Ford, stepped down from his role yesterday after six years with the company.  

Angie Kozleski, previously Ford’s global marketing, sales, and service communications manager, immediately assumed Monty’s responsibilities with the new title of global marketing and digital communications manager, said Susan Krusel, global corporate communications manager at the company.

Kozleski will also continue to lead the integration between global marketing and communications, said Krusel.

She added that Kozleski reports to Sarah Tatchio, manager of integrated global communications at Ford, and Chris Preuss, executive director of the Americas for global product and marketing communications.

In addition to taking on Monty’s tasks, Kozleski will provide communications support to Jim Farley, EVP of global marketing, sales, service, and the Lincoln brand. 

Ford’s digital communications blended team members will report to Kozleski. A digital communications content manager and digital communications channel coordinator will also report to Kozleski, but both are yet to be named. The company is currently looking internally and externally for candidates to fill the positions, Krusel said.

Krusel confirmed that Monty is no longer with the company, but said she could not disclose why he left or where he is going next.

"We thank him for his many contributions during his six years at Ford and we wish him all the best," she said.

Monty wrote in his personal blog on Monday: "As for what's next: that's the subject of another announcement that I'll make soon. I'd just like some time to reflect on the work that our team has done and take pride in a job well done."

Before joining Ford in 2008, Monty served as business manager for the Baker Street Journal. He also previously served as an account director for PJA Advertising and Marketing; development officer at Simmons College; manager of corporate development at Boston Healthcare Associates; account manager for Private Healthcare Systems; marketing and operations assistant for Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s department of Radiology; and staff writer for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Ford has also named Deeptie Sethi as quality communications manager, responsible for leading the company’s global quality pillar communications strategy and plans. Prior, she served as Ford India’s communications leader. Sethi will move to the US for the newly created role, reporting to Elena Cortesi, manager of corporate communications.

Her replacement in India will be announced at a later date.

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