Mazda North American Operations Executives

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly is President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), appointed April 1, 2023. Previously, Donnelly served as senior vice president, between 2019 and 2023, and vice president, between 2017 and 2019, of U.S. sales and retail operations. In these roles, he was responsible for overseeing U.S. vehicle sales, aftersales, and U.S. regional office operations. During this tenure, Donnelly greatly progressed Mazda’s Brand Value Management in retail operations, while also improving the overall business operations and relations with Mazda dealers.   

Donnelly joined Mazda in February 2008 as the regional general manager for Mazda’s Gulf Region before moving to oversee the Western Region.  

Prior to joining Mazda, Donnelly spent six years at J.D. Power and Associates, first as a senior account director and later as vice president of automotive client services. He also served as director of field operations and vice president of dealer operations for Donnelly began his career with Subaru of America, where he spent 10 years serving in various district and regional management positions.  

Donnelly received a Bachelor of Science in management from Rutgers University. He currently resides in Southern California.