Group Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Toyota Financial Services
Katherine Adkins is Group Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Toyota Financial Services (TFS).
Adkins oversees the Legal Department, Enterprise Compliance Department, Internal Audit Department, and Vendor Management Office, providing direction, vision, and strategy to support TFS business objectives and to ensure integrity of enterprise-wide legal, compliance and audit risk analysis. Adkins serves as Chief Corporate Governance Officer, and is on the Senior Management Committee for TFS. Adkins reports to Mike Groff, President and CEO.
Adkins joined TFS in 2000 as Managing Counsel, and has served in various leadership roles within the Legal Department prior to taking the General Counsel role in 2009.
On the Compliance front, Adkins has led the development of a comprehensive compliance system on behalf of the Company.
Adkins has a passion for innovation, and serves as the executive sponsor of the Company’s creativity and innovation efforts. TFS has created workshops and training sessions where associates develop innovation skills and improve their creativity, with the goal of creating value to the Company.
Adkins earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, and her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Nebraska.