By Greg Hazley
Tony Cervone, who left auto PR for the top communications slot at United Airlines in 2009, has rolled back into the sector as executive VP, group communications, for Volkswagen Group of America.
Cervone left GM in 2009 to become senior VP/chief communications officer at UAL Corp., the United parent, in Chicago as it pursued a merger with Continental Airlines. He stepped down after that deal was closed in late 2010 and the combined company named Nene Foxhall to lead communications.
Cervone will relocate to Herndon, Va., for the Volkswagen post, reporting directly to president and CEO Jonathan Browning.
His new position covers corporate media relations, all PR campaigns, community partnerships and philanthropy.
Cervone spent 24 years at Chrysler and GM, where he led global media, employee and labor communications.