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Kristin Gomez Named Woman of the Year by National Hispanic Business Women Association

The National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) named Kristin Gomez Woman of the Year for her contribution to corporate responsibility. Gomez is a senior group manager, regulatory compliance and eco-mobility, at Hyundai Motor North America. NHBWA annually recognizes three women for outstanding work in corporate responsibility, small business/entrepreneur and community service/nonprofit/education.

Martha Madrid (l), Associate Director of Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF) and Kristin Gomez (r), senior group manager, regulatory compliance and eco-mobility of Hyundai Motor North America

“NHBWA Woman of the Year is an incredible honor to recognize the impact that Kristin has not only in her environmental work but also in her passion and dedication to supporting her local community,” said Yuval Steiman, director, eco-compliance and research, Hyundai Motor North America. “From implementing eco-initiatives to advocating youth programs, Kristin’s commitment to building a better tomorrow for future generations is an inspiration.”

Gomez is president of the associate board and a longtime volunteer at Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF). The Orange County-based nonprofit helps at-risk youth in Santa Ana with education resources. She is an active member of Hyundai’s “Amigos Unidos” employee resource group, which is responsible for community engagement and raising cultural awareness at Hyundai.

Woman of the Year acknowledges women active in the community or with the NHBWA and have business and entrepreneurial achievements.

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America focuses on ‘Progress for Humanity’ and smart mobility solutions. The company offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs and electrified vehicles. Our 820 dealers sold more than 738,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2021. Nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. For more information, visit

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