Aston Martin has named a new president for the Americas region. Starting October 26, the role will fall to Laura Schwab, who joins Aston from rival Jaguar Land Rover.

The Louisville, KY native is a graduate of the law school at the University of Kentucky. She worked in the technology sector in Southern California before embarking on a career in the automotive industry, working for JLR in a variety of marketing and communications posts. She has served for the past year and a half as JLR’s marketing director, having previously worked in Land Rover’s North American office in a variety of capacities.

In her new job, Schwab will be responsible for all of Aston Martin’s activities in the Americas, including the United States,Canada, Mexico, and South America. She’ll be working out of the company’s regional headquarters in Irvine, CA, reporting to directly global sales director Christian Marti. Pictured above is the DB10 created for the latest James Bond movie, on display in Monterey this summer.

“Laura is an excellent addition to the Aston Martin team. Throughout her career in the automotive business, Laura has demonstrated an ability to implement marketing and retail programs to drive growth,” said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in the statement below. “As we embark upon delivery of our six-year ‘Second Century Plan’ the Americas region offers a considerable opportunity and I look forward to Laura applying her skills to help us grow awareness of the Aston Martin brand in this region.”