Title: Group Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Jacqueline M. Thomas
Group Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Toyota Motor North America
Jacqueline Thomas is group vice president, chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). Thomas is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership over multiple departments, including internal audit, compliance and ethics, regulatory compliance, customs/trade compliance and assurance. Her division ensures compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures upholding Toyota’s commitment to integrity and principled performance.
Prior to her new position, Thomas served as vice president, chief compliance officer for TMNA. She joined Toyota in 1999 as a financial projects manager and was promoted to internal audit director. Subsequently, Thomas held the positions of chief audit executive and vice president of corporate responsibility.
Prior to joining TMS, she worked at ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) in a variety of management positions, including procurement, financial administration, business management consulting, and internal audit.
Thomas is active in a number of church and community programs, and is recognized as a thought leader on several projects addressing organizational and career development transformation opportunities. She is currently a member of the Corporate Executive Board, the Compliance & Ethics Leadership Council, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.