Scott E. Becker is senior vice president, Administration and Finance, for Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in August 2009. In this role, Becker reports to José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America.
Becker is responsible for overseeing corporate finance, consumer and dealer finance, corporate planning, legal, government affairs, information systems, organization support, real estate, security, aviation and internal audit functions for Nissan's operations in North America.
Prior to being named senior vice president in August 2009, Becker served as vice president, legal and government affairs, and general counsel for NNA. His duties included providing legal advice and counsel to the company on a broad range of corporate governance, transactional, litigation and legal compliance matters, as well as leading Nissan's government affairs activities.
Before joining Nissan in July 2006, Becker was vice president and deputy general counsel for retail operations, real estate and services, for Sears Holdings Corporation. Becker joined Sears in 2000 and held several litigation positions in the company's legal department.
Prior to joining Sears, Becker worked for the Chicago law firms of Sanchez & Daniels; Rosenthal and Schanfield PC; and D'Ancona & Pflaum LLC.
Becker holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is based in Franklin, Tenn.
(Updated April 2014)