Ford Losing Chief Marketing Officer Suzy Deering

Suzy Deering, global chief marketing officer, Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich. -– Ford announced that Suzy Deering is departing the company effective Dec. 9.

Deering has served as Ford’s global chief marketing officer for the past two years, overseeing brand communication, ecommerce and digital strategy, as well as the go-to-market strategy for Ford Blue and while supporting the future vision of Model e.

“We thank Suzy for her contributions to Ford and wish her all the best in the future,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Ford Blue.

Ford declined further comment on the decision except to say the search for her successor would be the subject of another statement.

But Deering took to LinkedIn to discuss the decision.

“I’ve made the decision that it is time for me to move on and let the team fly,” Deering wrote. “My respect for the team and what’s ahead as Ford evolves and lands the new brand positioning and the new brand design system will elevate the brand to greater heights. Lean on the strength of a clear company purpose that is driving the overall company mission. 

“It will bring me great joy to see the fruit of the labor of standing up an in-house eCommerce business to support the needs and expectations of the customer,” she added.  “Also, the game-changing opportunity of recognizing the power of software and the dynamic interaction with the customer daily to unleash excitement like they never dreamed of from Ford.”