Jose Tomas, SHRM-SCP

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​Jose Tomas, SHRM-SCP

Jose Tomas, SHRM-SCP, has been a SHRM member since 1999. Tomas is currently the senior vice president of global human resources for General Motors Co. His position provides oversight to HR, corporate communications and security. 

Tomas was the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Anthem, Inc. As executive vice president, Tomas was responsible for attracting, developing and retaining talent, compensation and benefits, workforce development, diversity management and associate engagement. Additionally, he played a vital role in helping Anthem foster a unified and inclusive culture, further positioning the company for success in the rapidly changing health care environment.

Prior to this role, Tomas was president, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) and global chief people officer for Burger King Corporation (BKC), where he was responsible for operations, marketing, development, purchasing, supply and distribution for the region. As the chief people officer for the company, Tomas led the global human resources team and was responsible for all of BKC's global internal and external communications, public relations and security.

Tomas held various field and corporate human resources positions with Ryder System Inc., including director of talent acquisition and director of corporate human resources. After transitioning from operations, Tomas began his HR career as a human resources specialist with Publix Super Markets. He later managed the associate relations team for Publix's southeast division.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's of science in management from Florida International University.

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