Rusty Dawson is the Manager of Corporate Compliance for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). The Office of Corporate Compliance began in 1998 at TMMK and became a TEMA-wide function in January of 2006. In addition to its obligations regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Office of Corporate Compliance oversees corporate ethics and diversity.
Mr Dawson's responsibilities within Corporate Compliance have included initial Code of Conduct development, training development and facilitation, communications, Business Ethics Survey development, Helpline administration, investigations, and Site Services role including risk management and compliance management. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through SCCE.
Mr. Dawson previously worked in Toyota Human Resources, where he supported team member relations, positive employee relations, and leadership development. Dawson is also a certified leadership coach. Prior to Human Resources, Dawson worked as a supervisor in manufacturing at the Kentucky Toyota location.
Dawson joined Toyota in February 1989. He attended the University of Kentucky and Northwood University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management
He serves as a member of Toyota's contributions committee, which supports many local community non-profit agencies.