Andrea White is the Chief Compliance Counsel & Privacy Officer (CCPO) of Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. (TMS), which includes Lexus, Toyota and Scion brands. As CCPO, White is responsible for developing enterprise‐wide compliance and privacy programs designed to balance the company’s sales and marketing needs with the growing compliance imperatives of an expanding regulatory environment. Her responsibilities include the development of an overall compliance strategy, collaboration with business to create compliance and privacy policies, advocacy for a culture of high integrity as an integral part of a sustainable business strategy, as well as the implementation of general compliance and privacy training and awareness.
Before becoming Toyota’s CCPO, White spent 12 years as a transactional attorney in Toyota’s Legal Department, 2 years in charge of strategy for the company’s eBusiness Division, 4 years in the Information Systems Division overseeing information risk management strategy, governance, policy & training and 4 years as the company’s first Chief Privacy Officer, a position for which she continues to be responsible.
Prior to joining Toyota in 1988, White worked as an associate attorney handling real estate transactions at the law firm of Lillick, McHose & Charles in Los Angeles, California.
In 1983, White earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Los Angeles, including one year as an exchange student at the University of Göttingen, Germany. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California in 1986. White is currently a member of the California Bar, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and served as a project Co‐Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) publication “International Guide to Privacy” (2004).
She is a recognized expert in her field, particularly in the area of practical implementation of compliance and privacy programs. Over the years, White has served as an expert on various
panels related to compliance, security, information risk management, incident response, policy & compliance infrastructure and related topics. White was a session speaker at the 2011 ISACA Los Angeles Chapter Spring Conference presenting “Privacy: How to Spot Issues and Manage Risk” (04/20/11); and participated as a panel speaker at the 2011 Harvard/USC Business Growth Conference: “Covering Your Digital A$$ets and Avoiding Litigation” (05/09/11 ‐ Breakout Session #2).
White is a Toyota Diversity Champion and an Advisory Council member of TODOS (Toyota Organization for the Development of Latinos), a Toyota employee resource group. She has served as a Toyota Business Liaison to the NCLR Corporate Board of Advisors since 2009. As Toyota’s representative on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Southern California Advisory Board, White assisted in the development of the first annual “Leaders in Education Awards” event held on September 13, 2011. White was featured on the weekly television show “Hispanics Today” (originally aired in March, 2008). White has appeared as a speaker in the community on behalf of Toyota relating to issues of diversity & inclusion, corporate affinity organizations, mentoring, Hispanic leadership and the Toyota Way. White was a panel speaker at the 2010 NCLR Annual Conference (Womens’ Issues Track), and the 2010 Innovation & Humanity Summit (“Diversity and the Changing Face of America’s Corporations”). In May, 2011, White participated as a panelist at the USC Latino Business Student Association event “Globalizing Business: Embrace Diversity and Conquer Intellectual Frontiers.” Most recently, White spoke about Latina leadership at the Latina Style 50 event held February 9, 2012. White resides in Rolling Hills Estates, California, with her husband, William, and their daughter, Audrey.
Higher education is the game changer. It’s something you earn that can never be taken away from you. A college degree affords options that would not otherwise be available. Essentially, it opens the door to a world of possibilities. Through its scholarship and related programs, HSF offers assistance to deserving Latinos and Latinas to achieve their dream of a college education. Scholarships represent hope, and a way through the obstacles to the other side – the side where dreams can become reality.
Andrea represents the Toyota organization on the HSF Southern California Board of Advisors. She leverages her knowledge of Toyota’s diversity initiatives to provide feedback and recommendations designed to maximizes the benefit of the HSF-Toyota partnership.