On November 6, 2007, Dian Ogilvie was appointed senior vice president and secretary of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA), the holding company for Toyota’s North American sales, engineering and manufacturing operating units. Her responsibilities include administration, corporate communications, industry and government affairs, planning and research, environmental affairs and diversity. She is currently a member of the nine-person North American Executive Committee.
Prior to her role at TMA, Ogilvie served as general counsel and chief environmental officer for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., Toyota’s sales headquarters in Torrance, Calif. She also served on the seven-member TMS executive committee. Prior to joining Toyota in 1985, Ogilvie worked as an attorney handling corporate litigation at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, and as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr.
Ogilvie studied at Pomona College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors in history from the University of California, Riverside, and she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ogilvie earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and she received her juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1975. While in law school, Ogilvie served as chief article editor of the UCLA Law Review, was Order of the Coif, and named Graduate Woman of the Year in 1975.
Ogilvie was recognized as one of the 100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry by Automotive News in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Ogilvie serves on the boards of the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation, Lincoln Center (2008-2012), and the National Council for Science and the Environment.