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Kim Brink

Global Chief Operating Officer


Kim Brink serves as global chief operating officer of WPP’s GTB (formerly Team Detroit and Blue Hive), having taken the reins in July 2015. As chief operating officer, she oversees the business strategy and global operations of a highly collaborative group of agencies dedicated to the Ford brand around the world with nearly 3,000 employees in 84 global markets.

Prior to joining GTB, Brink served as senior vice president of marketing at NASCAR. During her 4-year tenure there, she transformed the sport’s marketing discipline by attracting top-tier talent, strengthening the analytics and fan insight practice and inspiring innovative outreach to new audiences.

Brink joined NASCAR from General Motors, where she served as executive director of advertising sales and promotion for Cadillac. From 2003 to 2010, Brink held the position of general director of advertising and sales promotion with Chevrolet, where she introduced the highly regarded “American Revolution” campaign and was responsible for more than 20 vehicle launches.

Brink’s energetic, bold leadership has not gone unnoticed by the sports marketing and automotive industries alike.  SportsBusiness Journal named her one of its Game Changers: Women in Business and Automotive News recognized her as an Automotive All-Star. Advertising Women of New York awarded Brink with the Changing the Game—Quantum Leap Award in 2014, and in 2016 she earned the 100 Leading Women in the Auto Industry Award from Automotive News.