Toyota Financial Services extends its heartfelt congratulations to Ellen Farrell, the company’s Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, for her inclusion in D CEO magazine’s Dallas 500 list recognizing the region’s top business leaders. Ellen is instrumental to Toyota Financial Services’ success, overseeing the company’s legal department, enterprise compliance department, and government affairs function. She provides guidance in setting the company’s legal and compliance strategies necessary to support Toyota Financial Services’ business objectives. Additionally, Ellen chairs the global compliance functional committee at Toyota Financial Services Corporation in Japan, and advises global senior management on international compliance and legal trends.
Before her current role, Ellen served as Vice President, Social Innovation for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), as well as Executive Advisor to TMNA Legal. In that capacity, she was a strategic advisor to both TMNA’s Chief Legal Officer and its Social Innovation division, which leads the company’s diversity & inclusion, philanthropy/community relations, environmental sustainability, and workforce readiness efforts.
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.
Ellen consistently gives back to the Dallas-area community through her volunteer work. She is a member of the Board of Directors of WiNGS, a Dallas-area non-profit whose mission is to empower women, fight poverty, and impact generations; as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Resource Center, the primary LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. Ellen also serves on the Dallas Leadership Committee for Lambda Legal, the Board of Advisors for the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, and the Executive Board of Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering.
Ellen’s work with nonprofits is reflective of Toyota’s strong commitment to social responsibility. More information about how Toyota gives back to communities is available here.