Senior Executive Administrator, External Affairs
Toyota Technical Center
Bruce Brownlee is Senior Executive Administrator for External Affairs at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TTC, Toyota’s North American R&D center, is a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). Brownlee is responsible for industry, media, community and government relations and corporate communications.
Previously, Brownlee was General Manager of the Corporate Planning & External Affairs Department. Prior to that assignment, Brownlee spent six years as General Manager of TTC’s Administration Department. In that capacity, he had responsibilities for TTC’s Legal, Plant Engineering, Facilities, Training, Capital Management, and Safety, Security and Environment operations.
Brownlee came to TTC in 1993 from Sagawa Investments, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President. In this role, he was responsible for asset management of Sagawa’s North American investments. From 1986 to 1991, Brownlee worked for the Staubach Company. As Vice President of International Business, he worked with international clients in their commercial real estate ventures.
From 1982 to 1985, Brownlee served as a national major accounts manager for WANG Laboratories in Tokyo, Japan. Early in his career, from 1976 to 1981, he served as owner and Director of Exclusive, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brownlee graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science/International Relations.