Jeffrey Webster joined Nissan in 1985 as a production technician at the company’s vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. In 1989, he transitioned to the human resources team, becoming director of diversity and inclusion in 2014.
Webster is a national board member of the Nissan Foundation and also serves on the boards of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, YWCA Nashville, Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, and the Mississippi Center for Justice. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. The Rev. Jesse Jackson presented Webster the Emerging Leader Award at the 17th Annual Global Automotive Summit and in 2018, Black Enterprise magazine named him one of the top executives in diversity.
Under his leadership, Nissan has earned numerous awards for diversity including DiversityInc’s Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity and Inclusion; Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP – Organization of the Year; Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Corporate Diversity Award, and a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign/CEI Index.