Mario Lozoya

Mario Lozoya


Director, Government Relations & External Affairs Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc.

Mario is the Director of Government Relations, External Affairs Department, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX). In his role, Mario is responsible for maintaining contacts and engaging city, county, state, and federal government agencies to foster dialogue on issues related to Toyota. Additionally, Mr. Lozoya directs the company’s community engagement strategy to include Philanthropy and Media Relations. He is also assigned to support Toyota North America’s Hispanic Business Strategy.

Mario is a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Education & Workforce Council. He serves on the Board of Directors, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is assigned to Education and Government Affairs committees. At the federal level, Mario serves on the Advisory Board for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He has testified in front of the Texas Senate Education Committee and participates in public speaking opportunities related to Education and Workforce Development.

Mario joined Toyota Texas in 2006 as a Production Line Supervisor in the Paint Dept. In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Manager of the Paint Department. In September of 2010, he was transferred to the External Affairs Department where he was eventually promoted to his current position.

Mario was born in Mexico and raised in McAllen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. He came to San Antonio in 1983 at 18 years of age and soon enlisted in the Marine Corps. He is a retired Marine having served 23 years of active duty. He attended four different resident military academies to include the Senior Enlisted Marine Course in Washington, DC. As an Information System Specialists, he was certified by Vortex Technologies in San Diego, CA. Later, as a Naval Justice School graduate, he served as a Command Legal Officer. He completed the Aviation Logistician course in Athens, Georgia, and was a Curriculum Developer developing Marksmanship Doctrine for the Marine Corps. He is a decorated veteran of the Iraqi War and has completed long term deployments in South Korea, Japan, and the Middle East. He is credited for managing the largest aeronautical inventory in Marine Corps history while in combat operations.

Mario has completed 16 full marathons and is a former United States National Pistol Champion. His daughter, Michelle, graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Biology degree and lives in California. Anthony Lozoya, 19, is a college junior attending the University of Illinois in Chicago. Michael Lozoya, 17, is a high school senior in Denver Colorado where he lives with his mother.

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