scott vazinVolkswagen Group of America has put Scott Vazin in the communications driver's seat, following the May departure of Tony Cervone to handle the General Motors crisis.

The 47-year-old, three-year VGA alum will head corporate communications for the Herndon, Va.-based group and the Volkswagen brand as executive VP, encompassing media relations, product communications, all PR campaigns, internal comms., community partnerships and philanthropy.

Vazin, a 15-year Nissan alum, continues to report to VGA president and CEO Michael Horn.

Cervone left the Volkswagen EVP role in May to serve as senior VP of global communications for GM, after the carmaker ousted PR chief Selim Bingol amid the ongoing recall crisis.