Sandra Phillips Rogers
Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Chief Diversity Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Rogers oversees legal services for TMNA and representation of the company and its affiliates, helping to navigate Toyota’s significant business and legal challenges while supporting its expansion as a global mobility company. She also serves as Chief Diversity Officer for TMNA and oversees Compliance & Audit Office, Product Regulatory Affairs and Social Innovation. Rogers chairs the TMNA Management Committee and is a member of Toyota’s global leadership team.
Previously, Rogers was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, managing partner of the Houston office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and a senior vice president at Pfizer, Inc.
Rogers is a founding member of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law and in 2018, she received the Outstanding Alumna Award from the school, her alma mater. Her recognitions include the Legacy Award from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the Burton Foundation Legend in Law Award, D CEO’s
“GC Impact Player of the Year” (2017), and Black Enterprise
’s “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017) and “300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” (2018).
Rogers serves on the board of directors for YWCA USA, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA). She is a trustee for the University of Texas Law School Foundation and serves on the advisory council for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin.
Book That Shaped My Life
Favorite Quote: “To whom much is given, much will be required.”
: To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee. This book inspired me to become a lawyer and a community servant.
Car I’m Driving Now
: 2018 Lexus LC 500. I love the sound of the engine as it starts up.
Favorite Figure from History
: Harriet Tubman. I am inspired by her courage, perseverance, and her ability to make a way for others against all odds.