IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Capital America (HCA), a top-10 U.S. captive auto finance company that does business as Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance, is proud to recognize its recent diversity award winners.
2015 California Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award
Congratulations to Karen Moon, HCA's vice president, Servicing, who was selected by the National Diversity Council and the California Diversity Council to receive a "2015 California Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award" during the 6th Annual California Diversity & Leadership Conference on June 4.
"This award means a lot to me personally because I truly believe I would not have gotten here without help from so many people both at work and home," said Karen, who oversees the customer service operations functions and is responsible for driving customer satisfaction at HCA.
Karen has been with HCA since 2009. Prior to moving to Servicing, Karen led the Corporate Services department which included the Human Resources, Corporate Culture, and Facilities & Administration functions.
"The best thing about working at HCA is that I was able to grow my career significantly from an individual contributor to executive leadership role while raising two little kids, one with autism. I am so thankful for the great support from everyone I work with at HCA."
ACC Southern California Diversity Award
Congratulations also go to HCA's Legal department. In May, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) presented them with the 2015 ACC Southern California Chapter Diversity Award, designed to recognize a law department that has demonstrated both the commitment and ability to improve the diversity of the legal profession in Southern California.
"In addition to representing and promoting diversity within HCA, Legal team members also dedicate numerous hours to legal programs devoted to providing assistance to minorities, and participate in the community on social issues involving diversity," said Carol Moore, vice president, Legal & Compliance and general counsel for HCA.
With this award the department was able to grant $10,000 to the charity of its choice. The department chose to give to the Orange County Chapter of CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Diverse yet United
"In four and a half years, I've seen HCA grow from around six hundred employees to over 1,700," said Carol. "Diversity among the company's new hires has also grown, from around 45% in 2005 to 77% this year. About 43% of our leadership roles are held by minorities, and members of minority groups make up the majority of management at our operations centers."
"We are very proud of our company's success in this area and proud to be recognized for the Legal department's role in that success," said Carol who singled out Susan Myers, HCA's director, Legal for her efforts.
Diverse yet United is one of our management principles at Hyundai Capital. As part of a global company, we recognize that uniting the experience and talent of people from diverse backgrounds makes us a stronger company, and we're proud to acknowledge our employees and teams who not only embody diversity at HCA, but champion it.
ABOUT HYUNDAI CAPITAL AMERICA
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Hyundai Capital America is a top-10 U.S. auto finance company supporting the financial services needs of Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America. Through the Hyundai Motor Finance® and Kia Motors Finance® brands, the company provides financial products to Hyundai and Kia dealerships nationwide, including dealer inventory and facility financing, as well as indirect vehicle financing for retail and lease customers. Through its subsidiary, Hyundai Protection Plan, the company offers vehicle service contracts and other vehicle protection products under the Hyundai Protection Plan™ and Power Protect® brands. As of 2015, the company serves over 1.4 million customers and over 1,500 dealers nationwide, and has over $25 billion in assets. In addition to its three offices in Irvine, CA, Hyundai Capital America has operations centers in Atlanta and Dallas.
Kia Motors Finance is the registered trademark of Kia Motors America, Inc. and is used with permission.
SOURCE Hyundai Capital America