Sonya Reed

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Sonya Reed, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs

Sonya Reed is senior vice president, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs for Phillips 66. Reed is responsible for talent acquisition, total rewards, employee development, succession management, inclusion and diversity, and all other aspects of the human resources agenda for the company. She is also responsible for overseeing corporate communications, corporate brand, media and public affairs. Reed is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to Greg Garland, chairman and CEO.

Before joining Phillips 66 in May 2015, Reed served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for General Cable, an industrial manufacturing company, where she led the globalization of all human resources practices.

Reed has nearly 20 years of global experience in human resources management, spanning across multiple industries. She began her career at Zurich Financial Services as a commercial underwriter and found her passion early on when she moved to human resources. She ascended through the function, specializing in business partnerships. After a multiyear assignment at Zurich’s global headquarters in Switzerland, she returned to the United States as the vice president of Human Resources for Latin America, after which she moved to General Cable.

Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Arizona State University and completed advanced studies at Cambridge University in England and the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a board member of Girls Inc. of Greater Houston, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school programs in STEM education for young girls. She is fluent in Spanish.