He's ranked 29th Best Chief Marketing Officer in the world by Forbes. From the Hyundai news release:
"Dean Evans, the chief marketing officer (CMO) for
Hyundai Motor America, was selected as one of The World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes. Dean was ranked No. 29 and was the second-highest CMO from a global automaker in the 2017 report, developed by Forbes in partnership with Sprinklr and LinkedIn.
“Being named to the Forbes Most Influential CMO list is a tremendous honor for Dean and the entire marketing team at Hyundai,” said Jerry Flannery, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai consumer consideration and brand opinion reached all-time highs this year, and we’ve seen significant increases in dealership traffic. Dean and team have also successfully articulated our ‘better’ brand philosophy, developed outstanding creative and pushed new approaches to retailing.”
Alabama---site of the company's only U.S. assembly plant--- is not mentioned in the news release. Evans works in California, where the Hyundai U.S. Operation is headquartered.