Toni Howard Lowe
Dallas HR Operations Leader- USAA
~ CEO & Founder of The Corporate Tea
Toni Howard Lowe is the CEO (Chief Experi ence Officer) of The Corporate Tea. As a highly credentialed Human Re sources Leader with over a decade of expe rience supporting Fortune 100, 200, and 500 compa nies Toni has built a credible brand as a trusted peo ple, advisor and expert in the field of Huma...
With a background in Human Resources and Communications I spend much of my free time mentoring, and speaking at various college universities and professional organizations teaching personal and professional life skills.
The Corporate Tea
CEO & Founder
July 2014 — Present
I am the CEO & Founder of THE CORPORATE TEA an online blog and career resource. I created THE CORPORATE TEA with the vision is to help young professionals navigate through the unspoken and unwritten rules of Corporate America. As a go-to career advice resource, The Corporate Tea supplies real learning experiences for young business professionals who are tired of the traditional feedback.
HR Operations Leader - Dallas Region
October 2012 — Present
I am the HR support and advisory for senior leadership for the USAA Dallas Metro area supporting multiple divisions.I provide consultative guidance, strategy, and advice . In addition, I am the Diversity POC for the Executive Diversity Advisory Group overseeing our Diversity Resource Group activities and governing within the Dallas metro area. Working to enhance the D& I efforts, and employee culture experience.
UMA (Conversion Partners)
Director of Employee Relations & Engagement
March 2010 — October 2012
My role was Human Resource Director supporting ground & online campuses, and shared services as it relates to employee relations and engagement. My primary responsibility was to act as a liaison between Senior Leaders and the VP of Human Resources; handling all diversity initiatives and training, and ensuring leaders had a resource to handle hr related concerns. In this role I help create and oversee all online training for diversity, and employee policy.
Raytheon Aircraft Services
Regional HR Generalist
March 2007 — May 2010
My role was the principal Human Resource Adviser to two Fixed Based Operation (FBO) & Service facilities in Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GA, and Field Sales Team. My responsibility was operating as a liaison between the corporate office and the business unit and expand corporate organizational vision, and assisting with implementation of succession planning and organizational change within their sites. While there I created and managed a diversity internship program.
August 2004 — March 2007
RaceTrac is a leading convenience chain operating over 525 retail gasoline convenience stores in 12 southeastern states. My role as apart of the corporate human resource group was to serve as a HR resource for over 65 stores within the Florida market. In this role I helped develop HR grassroots to link field units with the headquarters and expand corporate organizational vision and leadership.
Executive Team Leader, Team Relations (HR)
August 2004 — January 2003
et is the second largest Fortune 500 discount retailer in the United States operating nationwide. My role was a key contributor to a store retail matrix executive team in the HR capacity. While there I participated in event management, diversity recruiting, and university relations.
My dream job would be to shape, influence, and develop people; bridging both my corporate and entrepreneurial skills. Most important it's waking up and loving what I do, speaking, providing consultation, and improving lives. I think I’m well on my way… the difference between a dream and a goal, is simply a plan. ~ Toni
Executive Certificate in HR Leadership , HR Leadership
I love my time getting a IVY experience through Cornell Universities Executive Certificate in HR Leadership Program; a 18 month intensive program that helps position you to use your HR expertise and influence to be a high-level, indispensable partner in the business. Completing an executive certificate from Cornell University was a significant undertaking, but a rewarding and significant step forward for my career.
University of Phoenix
(MHR) Masters of Human Resource Management , Business- Human Resource Management
I obtained my MHR in Human Resource Management in 2006 to grow my experience and pursue leadership opportunities. Since that time it has served me well both in knowledge and my professional growth.
University of Central Florida
BA, Interpersonal Communication
I am a true ALUMKNIGHT and proud to have started my initial collegiate career at the University of Central Florida. I continue to stay a active alum and currently sit on the Executive Board of the UCF Dallas Alumni Board.
My Thinking Talents = A little bit of everything!
I've always been described as a well rounded "people person". Turns out my thinking talents describe just that! Although I'm far more relational (no surprise there) it seems I flex between all the categories. I love all the helpful tips the Thinking Talents has provided to add to my goals!
Keeping up with my Credentials
Multicultural Leader Award
2014 Recipient at the Florida Diveristy Conference. Awarded for diversity achievement.
Meeting Soledad O'Brian
Mentor in my head and amazing speaker!
Levo Dallas Event
Networking & Job Tips
NAAAHR & SOUTHWEST DIVERSITY EVENT
MODERATOR & SPEAKER
WOMEN'S BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Front + Center
was selected to be featured as one of Levo's top doers, makers, and thinkers on Front + Center. Levo knows greatness when they see it. I'm kind of a big deal.
Dallas Regional Chamber
Young Professionals Summitt with CEO of the Beck Fred Perpall
Speaking & Growing Professionals
NAAAHR Strategic Career Development Workshop
Levo & Tresemme Event