Sonya Reed is senior vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Communications 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 internal and external communications, corporate brand, media and philanthropy. 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 more than 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.
She is a board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and The Awty International School. She previously served on the board of Girls Inc. of Greater Houston.
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 fluent in Spanish.