Brad Warner, a Senior Director at Lambert, Edwards & Associates, is responsible for a team of skilled practitioners offering full-service communications counsel and program implementation to automotive suppliers and service providers from all tiers of the supply chain.
Brad has more than 20 years of integrated communications experience, which has been dominated by automotive product technology, merger and acquisition public relations, and strategic communications initiatives and activities. He previously served as North American Regional Communications Manager for Valeo, where he ensured the region’s consistency between internal and external communications, aligned with the Group’s image and compliance with trademarks and defined communications strategies and corporate communications planning. While there, he championed Valeo’s initial participation at both the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Prior to joining Valeo, Brad was Marketing Manager for Robert Bosch LLC’s North American Diesel Systems division, where he helped guide and execute clean diesel promotional activities for the region. Before transitioning to Bosch, he was Manager of Public Relations and Internal Communications for Siemens VDO Automotive Corp., which was acquired by Continental AG in December 2007.
Brad graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Mich., in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations. While in college, he played for the MSU Rugby Football Club, served as the MSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter president and was part of the organization’s student-run public relations firm.
Today, he is the chair of the Automotive Public Relations Council (APRC), member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and head coach of the Birmingham Area Youth Rugby Football Club. He is a previous Board of Directors member for the Huntington Woods Lutheran Church and the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Football Club, and served as the Public Relations Director for the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Football Club for over decade. Brad resides in Royal Oak, Mich., with his wife of 13 years, Nikki; 10-year-old son, Chase; and seven-year-old daughter, Emerson.