Tag: General Motors

It's Official: Chevrolet Camaro Turns 50!

Fifty years ago on Sept. 29, 1966, an American icon was born when the very first 1967 Camaro was sold. To commemorate this momentous occasion as well as Camaro’s illustrious past, which includes six unforgettable generations and more than 5 million units sold, Chevrolet is celebrating with an interactive timeline…

GM Student Corps Members Learn, Earn and Lead

PRESS RELEASE DETROIT When high school students Sadeeque Mohamed and Tiera Wade joined the inaugural GM Student Corps in 2013 as paid interns, they never expected to return to GM and their alma maters to mentor the 2016 Student Corps members. Wade, a Wayne State University student who graduated from…

Chevrolet DTU Fellows Share Their Experience, Learn from Leading African American Publishers at NNPA Annual Convention

Chevrolet DTU Journalism Fellows McKenzie Marshall (left) and Briahnna Brown (right) join NNPA Presidentand CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. (center) following their presentation to NNPA’s Youth Day at the 2016 NNPAAnnual Convention in Houston, Texas. June 21, 2016 PRESS RELEASE DETROIT Recently, as part of General Motors’ (GM) sponsorship of…

GM Design Chief Ed Welburn To Retire July 1

WARREN, Mich. Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, based in Australia and Korea, has been selected…

Men Named John Outnumber Women in Key Leadership Positions

By Michael Nam Justin Wolfers, a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, highlighted the lack of women in charge of financial and political institutions with a darkly amusing ratio he calls the Glass Ceiling Index. In his New York Times Upshot column, Wolfers was apparently…

VIDEO: How to Get Buy-In From Middle Managers

Ken Barrett Chief Diversity Officer General Motors Ken Barrett, became General Motors’ first Chief Diversity Officer in 2012. He has 14 years of executive experience, including five years of award-winning performance as the U.S. Navy’s Diversity Director, where he achieved historic levels of minority and female officer additions and transformational…

General Motors Picks Female CEO

By Albert Lin General Motors’ board of directors has elected Mary Barra as the company’s next CEO, effective Jan. 15. Barra, who will succeed the retiring Dan Akerson, will become the first female CEO in company history and the 22nd woman to currently lead a Fortune 500 company. GM, No….

Retired Admiral Mullen Joins GM Board

General Motors announced that Admiral Michael Mullen (retired) will join the company’s board of directors starting Feb. 1. Mullen previously served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011, during which he was principal military adviser to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Last…