President, Toyota USA Foundation & General Manager, Social Innovation
Toyota Motor North America
Michael Goss is a leader of a team of Toyota professionals who create positive social change and business opportunities by coalescing people, ideas and resources to address societal problems. Goss also serves as the president of the Toyota USA Foundation, which supports STEM education. Previously for Toyota, Goss led communications, community engagement and local government affairs for the company’s North American manufacturing operations.
Prior to Toyota, Mike was an executive at two leading public relations firms in Louisville, Ky. and managing editor of a Kentucky daily newspaper. Goss is a member of the boards of directors of the Texas Rangers Foundation and SPB (formerly the St. Bernard Project), a disaster resilience and recovery non-profit. He also represents Toyota on the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Leaders Forum and The Conference Board’s Corporate Social Responsibility Council. Goss is a native of Louisville and a 1980 graduate of Union College in Kentucky, where he earned degrees in Journalism and English.