Terri Von Lehmden

Vice President, Human Resources

Toyota North America

As Vice President of HR Transformation and Talent Strategy (including Talent Acquisition and Development, as well as Compensation and Analytics) at Toyota North America, Terri Von Lehmden cultivates careers – driving connections and harnessing the power of people, culture and work environment to make Toyota a place where team members can dream and do and grow.

Identifying and attracting top talent for each and every role at Toyota is simply the first step for her and her team. Ensuring every person receives the highest level of customer service and respect is a priority — not only for interviews and onboarding — but throughout their team member experience.

Ms. Von Lehmden’s passion for people and her dedication to telling the Toyota story creates a team member experience like no other. Her goal is to help team members understand and appreciate Toyota’s proud heritage while at the same time inspiring them to challenge what’s possible to help Toyota fulfill its dream of unlimited mobility for all. She believes that each team member’s professional journey should be as epic as the Toyota journey itself.

A self-proclaimed life-long gearhead who grew up in the automotive industry, it was only natural that Ms. Von Lehmden wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. After an internship with Honda of America and professional roles in dealer operations, executive development, staff and labor relations at DaimlerChrysler Corporation, she joined Toyota in 2004. Her various responsibilities at Toyota have included organizational management, strategic planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion management, as well as talent management, training, and development.

She is dedicated to building the next generation of leaders – particularly women – through mentoring, sponsorship and other initiatives designed to ensure Toyota is not only the brand of choice for consumers but also for the best, brightest and most diverse talent in the market.

Ms. Von Lehmden is a certified Professional in Human Resources® leader and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management.

A native of Ohio, Ms. Von Lehmden received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and Small Business Management from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Her Masters of Business Administration was earned from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.

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