Rebecca Barker Vest

Rebecca Barker Vest

Inducted: 2015

BBA in Management, 1988

Rebecca Barker Vest is vice president, purchasing, for Nissan North America. She oversees all purchasing activities for parts, materials, vendor tooling, logistics, services, machinery and equipment, media, aftersales and accessories for Nissan's operations throughout the North American region. Her responsibilities also include supplier quality assurance, purchasing project management and supplier relations. She also serves as the North American regional purchasing head for the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization. Before joining Nissan North America in 2009 as director, Ms. Vest worked for more than 22 years at Toyota. She earned her B.B.A. in management from the University of Kentucky.