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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (313) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
General Motors Corp.
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265
United States

Company Description: General Motors Corporation (GM) is engaged in the worldwide development, production and marketing of cars, trucks and parts. The Company develops, manufactures and...   more

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President, Global Product Development
    General Motors Corp.
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Head of Product Development


  • Masters , Business Administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science degree , electrical engineering
  • MBA , Business Administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • masters degree , business administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • master's degree , business administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Web References
General Motors CEO Mary ..., 3 April 2014 [cached]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra gets grilled by a Senate subcommittee.
January 17, 2014 - Grounded Leader ..., 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
January 17, 2014 - Grounded Leader of the Week - GM's Mary Barra
Mary Barra's commitment and belief in teaming has landed her the CEO job at GM. This week she takes the leadership reins at the notoriously sluggish organization.
The episode has also consumed the ..., 29 Mar 2014 [cached]
The episode has also consumed the time and efforts of GM's new CEO, Mary Barra, in her first few months on the job. Barra has apologized publicly for the deaths linked to the switch defect and ordered what she promises will be an "unvarnished" internal investigation of the matter.
"We are taking no chances with safety," Barra said in a statement.
Barra is scheduled to testify before two congressional committees next week.
General Motors | Corporate Officers |, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Mary T. Barra
Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Mary T. Barra
Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Under fire: GM's Barra ..., 2 April 2014 [cached]
Under fire: GM's Barra deflects hard questions
WASHINGTON (AP) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra didn't squirm on the hot seat Tuesday. On the job less than three months, she calmly answered or deflected tough questions from a congressional committee about faulty parts responsible for at least 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million cars.
Barra frustrated lawmakers by fending off questions, saying she was awaiting the results of an internal GM investigation. She didn't know why GM waited more than a decade to recall cars it knew had defective ignition switches. She didn't know who was responsible for the decisions that delayed the recall.
But experts on corporate damage control said she didn't have much choice and gave her high marks for her performance on the hot seat.
Barra apologized for GM's slowness in warning customers about the problems and promised to change the automaker's culture to put a new emphasis on safety. "Barra held her ground, claiming that today's General Motors is a different company from the one whose corporate culture allowed this issue to fester for a decade," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director Kelley Blue Book.
For Barra "not to have any answers" after about three months as CEO was unsatisfactory, Ken Rimer said in the hallway outside the hearing room.
But some lawmakers appeared somewhat more sympathetic to Barra, who was thrust into a crisis after becoming the first woman CEO of a major automaker in January. In 33 years at GM, Barra worked in engineering, communications and human resources. She's a second-generation GM employee: Her father was a GM die maker for four decades.
Not everything went smoothly for the new CEO Tuesday, who flew commercial to the hearing. Barra struggled to explain how GM could continue to use parts that didn't meet its own specifications. When she tried to draw a distinction between parts that didn't meet specs and those that were defective and dangerous, Rep.
Dan Hill, president of a Washington firm that advises clients on public relations and crisis management, said Barra erred by contrasting today's safety-conscious GM with the belt-tightening GM that sought bankruptcy protection in 2009.
"Barra threw the old GM under the bus by saying that the previous company that she grew up in and held executive positions in was based on a 'cost culture' as opposed to a 'customer first' culture," Hill said, noting that the implicit criticism of her predecessors could be used as ammunition in lawsuits against GM.
But some corporate image experts praised Barra for seizing the initiative by announcing that GM has hired Kenneth Feinberg - who handled the fund for the victims of 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing and the BP oil spill - to explore ways to compensate victims of accidents in the GM cars.
Barra didn't commit GM to setting up such a fund.
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