Chief Human Resources Officer
Toyota Motor North America
Kim Cockrell is chief human resources officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), responsible for TMNA’s human resources (HR) function. In this role, she is responsible for contributing to successful team member engagement including Compensation, Benefits, Talent Development, Training & Learning, Executive Liaison, Strategic Planning Office, HR Technology, HR Analytics, HR Communications and Ask HR.
Prior to Cockrell’s current position, she served as vice president of Human Resources, Toyota Motor North America.
Cockrell joined Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in 2006, as HR manager for the company’s Eastern Customer Service Center (CSC) and, later, its Western Region and Sales, Marketing & Product department at Toyota’s national headquarters. In 2011, Cockrell was promoted to national HR manager for CSC Operations & Field Services, providing leadership and strategic direction to four HR teams responsible for providing guidance to all CSCs and various teams nationwide. She was also national manager of business readiness for the Core Receivables Program before joining the TFS service operations team in 2013 as the General Manager for service operations strategy, planning & support.
Cockrell began her career in recruiting, training, and development at Lehman Brothers, where she worked with senior management to develop strategies and created a continuing education curriculum for the company. She later continued with the HR teams at Yahoo, First Data Corporation, and BearingPoint Inc., where she held the role of HR manager.
Cockrell serves on the Southern Regional board for Step Up Women’s Network and is an active volunteer with Children’s Ministry at Fellowship Dallas Bible Church. She was recognized by Who’s Who in Black Dallas in both 2018 and 2019.
Cockrell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Master of Science in Counseling from Fordham University in New York.