Chia-Lin Simmons, JD, MBA – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


Chia-Lin Simmons, JD, MBA

Vice President, Marketing & Content
Harman International
Cornell University; George Mason University School of Law

Simmons handles global marketing for the mobile, in-home and in-car products and global content business development and content programming for the Aha Radio platform. Prior to joining Harman in 2010, she was vice president of marketing/General Manager of Playphone North America, was responsible for the strategic direction of marketing, business development, product marketing, operations and customer support for the U.S. and Canada. As a marketing and business development executive with more than 16 years of experience, she has led successful marketing, business development and product marketing efforts in wireless, mobile devices, e-commerce, and emerging technology units for a variety of companies in the digital media industry. Simmons has held key positions with companies such as AOL / Time Warner, Audible, Wired, CNET,, Newscorp, and other digital media brands. Most recently, she managed partnerships with social media companies such as MySpace and Facebook at AOL / Time Warner as a business development executive.