James M. Wiseman
James M. Wiseman is Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), located near Cincinnati in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Mr. Wiseman joined Toyota in 1989 and managed the statewide public affairs program for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, located in Georgetown. In 1996, he led Toyota's public affairs department when its North American manufacturing headquarters was established in Erlanger. Today, Mr. Wiseman oversees Corporate Affairs for TEMA, a consolidation of Toyota's North American manufacturing and R&D companies in April 2006.
Prior to joining Toyota, Mr. Wiseman was president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he was a sports writer for the Bowling Green (Ky) Daily News; taught English and was assistant football coach at Scott County (Ky) Junior High School; and was plant manager for Hansley Industries in Sweetwater, Tenn. He also served as general foreman for Bundy Tubing in Cynthiana, Ky.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. Wiseman grew up in Bowling Green, Ky., where he attended grade school and high school. Mr. Wiseman is a 1974 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., with a degree in English.
Mr. Wiseman has served on various community, state and regional boards, with a special interest in education initiatives. He is a former chairman of Leadership Kentucky, the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, the Japan-America Society of Kentucky, the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati. He has also served on the Executive Council of Kentucky's Prichard Committee for School Reform.
He currently serves on the boards of various other local, state, and national organizations such as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
He lives with his wife in Cincinnati.
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