President and Chief Executive Officer
Toyota Financial Savings Bank
Mara McNeill is president and chief executive officer of Toyota Financial Savings Bank (TFSB), responsible for all TFSB’s operations which provide a range of essential banking services to Toyota, Lexus, and private label dealers and consumers. Her leadership focuses on building high performance teams, development of strong governance practices, and a focus on growth through the delivery of positive consumer experiences.
Prior to her current position, McNeill served as TFS vice president, general counsel and secretary, overseeing the company’s legal department, enterprise compliance department, and government affairs function. In this role, she provided guidance and set the company’s legal and compliance strategies necessary to support TFS business objectives.
McNeill joined Toyota from JPMorgan Chase Bank, where she served as general counsel for Chase Auto Finance, which included a portfolio of retail auto loans and leases, as well as dealer commercial financing. She also served as member of the executive management committee advising on strategy, risk, governance, and operations.
From 2009 to 2011, McNeill was senior counsel for the Automotive Investment Financing Program for the Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for the department’s $80 billon financing of General Motors, Chrysler, Ally Financial, and Chrysler Financial during the recession. She worked as part of a team of elite advisors to structure transactions intended to give these entities a “new lease on life” while exercising strong financial principles to get a full return of the government debt and equity investments.
Earlier in her career, McNeill served as an officer in the United States Air Force. During her assignment at the Pentagon, she was an analyst responsible for developing modernization and budget plans.
McNeill received her Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy.