Tag: General Motors

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…

Prudential's New CDO, Plus Toyota Promotes Diversity Leader [Slideshow]

[SlideDeck2 id=23512 ress=1] Michele C. Meyer-Shipp Michele C. Meyer-Shipp has been named vice president and chief diversity officer of Prudential Financial, succeeding Emilio Egea, who retired. In her new role, Meyer-Shipp is responsible for leading and directing all diversity-and-inclusion initiatives for the company, and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal…