GM names new Mary T. Barra new CEO

After spending 33 years with G.M., Mary T. Barra has been named as the next chief executive of G.M. — and the first woman to ascend to the top job at a major auto company. She was unanimously chosen from a select group of internal candidates to succeed Daniel Akerson who joined GM in 2010 bringing little to no automotive experience to the table at the time. Since it’s widely proclaimed that women make approximately 84% of car buying decisions in the US, it will be interesting to see how GM evolves under her executive leadership. She ascends to her new role from having served as the VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering in 2008 and VP of Global Product Development in 2011. Read the full NEW YORK TIMES Article by BILL VLASIC here – http://ow.ly/rHNHG

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