Wade Newton is the assistant vice president of North American Corporate Communications for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM), leading the company’s corporate communications division and serving as its chief corporate spokesperson.

Newton joined Honda in 2021. In his role, Newton leads a national team of communicators with responsibility for Honda’s sales operations as well as its substantial U.S. manufacturing and research and development presence. Critical functions include corporate news media relations, executive communications, associate (internal) communications, corporate social responsibility and diversity communications, and corporate social media channels.

Prior to joining Honda, Newton served as the head of Communications at the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that advocates on behalf of automakers, suppliers and related companies. Newton was an integral member of the team in the development and launch of Auto Innovators and led the communications department from its inception.

Newton holds a B.A. in Journalism from Ohio University.