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CEO & Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation

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Jim Lentz is chief executive officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) and a senior managing officer of parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), located in Japan.

In this role, Lentz oversees all business for Toyota’s North America region, including Manufacturing, Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Support and Corporate Resources.

Lentz's vision of uniting all of Toyota’s affiliates across the U.S., culminated in moving the company’s regional headquarters to Plano, Texas in 2017.

Most recently, Lentz was president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., (TMS), president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA), senior vice president of Toyota North America (TMA), and served in a global advisory capacity as managing officer for TMC. Prior to that, Lentz served as president and chief operating officer and executive vice president of TMS.

Lentz previously held several executive positions, including Toyota division group vice president and general manager, where he oversaw all sales, logistics and marketing activities for Toyota and Scion regional sales offices and distributors. He also served as group vice president of marketing for the Toyota division and vice president of Scion, responsible for the initial launch of a new line of vehicles designed for the next generation of new-car buyers.

Lentz spent several years in the field as vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles region, and before that, general manager of the San Francisco region. Prior to his role as general manager, he was vice president of marketing services for CAT in Maryland. Lentz has also held several other TMS positions, including field training manager, sales administration manager and truck sales team member.

Lentz joined Toyota in 1982 as the merchandising manager for its Portland region, where he later became the distribution manager and field operations manager.

Lentz serves as secretary on the board of directors for The Global Automakers, chair of the American Automotive Alliance, and is a member of the executive advisory board for Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU), his alma mater.

He was named “Marketer of the Year” by Advertising Age in 2006, an Automotive News “All Star” in 2007, honored at “Industry Leader of the Year” in 2014 by the Automotive Hall of Fame, and recently was named an All Star by Automotive News in 2017.

Lentz earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and economics and a M.B.A. in Finance from DU.

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Jim Lentz

CEO & Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation

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Jim Lentz Biography

Jim Lentz is chief executive officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) and a senior managing officer of parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), located in Japan.

In this role, Lentz oversees all business for Toyota’s North America region, including Manufacturing, Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Support and Corporate Resources.

Lentz's vision of uniting all of Toyota’s affiliates across the U.S., culminated in moving the company’s regional headquarters to Plano, Texas in 2017.

Most recently, Lentz was president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., (TMS), president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA), senior vice president of Toyota North America (TMA), and served in a global advisory capacity as managing officer for TMC. Prior to that, Lentz served as president and chief operating officer and executive vice president of TMS.

Lentz previously held several executive positions, including Toyota division group vice president and general manager, where he oversaw all sales, logistics and marketing activities for Toyota and Scion regional sales offices and distributors. He also served as group vice president of marketing for the Toyota division and vice president of Scion, responsible for the initial launch of a new line of vehicles designed for the next generation of new-car buyers.

Lentz spent several years in the field as vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles region, and before that, general manager of the San Francisco region. Prior to his role as general manager, he was vice president of marketing services for CAT in Maryland. Lentz has also held several other TMS positions, including field training manager, sales administration manager and truck sales team member.

Lentz joined Toyota in 1982 as the merchandising manager for its Portland region, where he later became the distribution manager and field operations manager.

Lentz serves as secretary on the board of directors for The Global Automakers, chair of the American Automotive Alliance, and is a member of the executive advisory board for Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU), his alma mater.

He was named “Marketer of the Year” by Advertising Age in 2006, an Automotive News “All Star” in 2007, honored at “Industry Leader of the Year” in 2014 by the Automotive Hall of Fame, and recently was named an All Star by Automotive News in 2017.

Lentz earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and economics and a M.B.A. in Finance from DU.

Jim Lentz Videos

  • Jim Lentz, CEO Toyota North America | Meet Our Leaders | Toyota
    Meet Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, and hear about Toyota's culture of respect for people & innovation.
  • Jim Lentz | Voices of Experience | Danies College of Business
  • Toyota CEO Jim Lentz addresses the 2014 SAA Automotive Outlook

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  • How to book Jim Lentz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Lentz for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Lentz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Lentz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Lentz?

    Booking fees for Jim Lentz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Lentz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Lentz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Lentz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Lentz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Lentz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Lentz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Lentz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Lentz for your event is available upon request. Jim Lentz generally travels from Plano, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike McNamara, Kathryn Marinello, Tom McInerney, Kristofer Lofgren and William Browder. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Lentz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jim Lentz Speaker Videos

  • Jim Lentz, CEO Toyota North America | Meet Our Leaders | Toyota
    Meet Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, and hear about Toyota's culture of respect for people & innovation.
    Jim Lentz | Voices of Experience | Danies College of Business
  • Toyota CEO Jim Lentz addresses the 2014 SAA Automotive Outlook

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