“When you look at corporations and you look at the top tier [black] executives at that company, GM is number one,” Steed continues. “GM is No. 1 one in African American supplier [diversity]. So as we continue to support our community, I want us to understand that we have people who are not faking it. There are many people in here in this room who have gotten checks from GM.”
Pamela Thomas [pictured above, on the right, with Araba Dowell of GM], the district manager of sales for two other GM brands, Buick and GMC, is the quintessential example of Steed’s words. She is one of the few African American females to ascend to such heights in the automotive industry.
“I want to thank the Steed Media family and I want to point out the beautiful cranberry CTS-V, so wrap it up for the holidays. Happy holidays to everyone and I want to see that in someone’s driveway,” Thomas said. “It’s my pleasure being here on [this] auspicious occasion. [I] enjoy our wonderful partnership with Steed Media Group.”