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Carla Wright

Group Manager, Technical Strategy Planning, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development

Carla Wright has worked with Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development (TMNA R&D) in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 18 years. Wright is currently group manager of technical strategy planning. Her responsibilities include managing R&D facility development, planning for resources and headcount, accounting and financing, community engagement, and internal communications.

Wright also serves as TMNA R&D’s regional champion for diversity and inclusion. She was the founding executive sponsor of the R&D Young Professional business partnering group that strives to improve the retention of high performing team members and build relationships with organizations in the community.

Wright first started at TMNA R&D as an administrative assistant in the engineering data management department. Wright attended Madonna University in Livonia and earned a degree in education.