Julia Rendon Reinhart serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for Valero’s human resources operations companywide as well as global security, facilities and administrative services.
She joined Valero in December 2006 as Managing Counsel-Labor & Employment, overseeing legal aspects of Valero’s human resources policies, discipline, litigation and immigration. Reinhart was promoted to Executive Director-Corporate Communications, directing internal and external messaging, and advanced to Vice President-Corporate Communications in 2010.
In 2013, she became Vice President-Human Resources Administration & Refinery Operations, responsible for human resources in Valero’s refinery operations, as well as labor relations, technical training, HR Information Services and payroll. She was promoted to Vice President-Human Resources and Administration in November 2015, and to her current position in January 2019.
Prior to joining Valero, Reinhart served as a Partner in the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, where she defended employers in all phases of employment law. Prior to Bracewell, she practiced law at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, with a short secondment to CNN as in-house labor and employment counsel, and the State of Georgia as an Assistant State Attorney General.
Reinhart earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and statistics, with a certificate in actuarial science, from the University of Rochester in 1991.