2015 Speaker Profile – Herring, Gail

Gail Herring

Communications Coordinator; Diversity & Inclusion,

Toyota Motor Sales


Gail Herring serves as communications coordinator in the Diversity and Inclusion department for Toyota Motor Sales. She has worked at Toyota for 18 years. Herring’s current responsibilities include managing Toyota’s diversity intranet site, coordinating community events, speech, and scriptwriting, and speaking to diverse audiences. Herring also is responsible for managing Toyota’s employee resource groups, known as Toyota Business Partnering Groups (TBPGs). Under her leadership, overall membership has dramatically increased. Herring has created strategies for increasing associate involvement and collaborating to help the organization understand and utilize the valuable resources of TBPGs, both internally and in communities nationwide.


Before working for Toyota, Herring owned a desktop publishing and word processing company, contracting and subcontracting with many non-profit and community clients.


Herring serves or has served on the Board of Young Golfers of America Association, LPGA Urban Youth Golf Program, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)-Los Angeles, Toastmasters International-District One, and Millennium Momentum Foundation.


Away from the office, Gail is a jazz aficionado, a personal chef, and an amateur photographer.