Frances Oda, 44
VP, Sales Operations, Mitsubishi
Education: B.S., Scripps College
First automotive job: Management Trainee, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., 1976
Proudest achievement: "Leading, motivating and building teamwork in an organization undergoing tremendous change."
On being successful: "It's always a team effort. I'm lucky that throughout my career I have had great people all around me who work very hard and from whom I have learned."
On being a woman in the industry: "There's no better time!"
Other positions at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America include:
1995-98 VP, Marketing Services
1989-1995 Director, Marketing Services
1983-85 Marketing Administrator, Marshall Field's, Chicago
1978-80 Advertising Administrator, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.