San Diego, September 14, 2022 – Adweek announced TurningPoint Executive Search KIA placement, Russell Wager, as a 2022 Brand Genius Award recipient. TurningPoint placed Wagner as the Director of Advertising and Media in 2019 after presenting some of the nation’s top marketing professionals. Wager demonstrated the expertise, creativity, and innovative thinking KIA was looking for. He was quickly promoted to Vice President, Marketing and has propelled the brand forward exponentially. He and the Kia America marketing organization were recognized for implementing high profile marketing partnerships with the Television Academy/EMMY Awards, activations with national network shows including “America’s Got Talent,” raising Kia’s profile through expanded CSR initiatives, and utilization of new and emerging technologies including NFTs in creative campaigns for the Super Bowl as well as new model launches. Congratulations, Russell!