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COVID-19 has drastically changed the way the world does business. This is especially true for global auto-manufacturer General Motors. From ensuring employees practice safe and effective social distancing by working remotely when possible, to designating $10M to support organizations which promote inclusion and racial justice, one thing remains the constant: General Motors puts their employees…

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Marcos Purty began his new role at General Motors as executive director of global manufacturing strategy and planning in Jan. 2020. Previously, he served as executive director for GM’s Lansing Delta Township (LDT) assembly plant, which employs over 2,500 workers who produce the Buick and Chevrolet crossovers. Purty holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering…

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Eric Fonville is an award-winning, patent-holding, development engineer who works in General Motors‘ virtual powertrain and electrification department at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. His career has spanned over three decades and he currently works in the areas of sealing and structural integrity of engine, transmission and battery components. Fonville received his first…

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David J. Albritton is president and general manager of General Motors Defense LLC, which is GM’s new business entity focused on providing innovative and advanced automotive technologies and services to the global aerospace, defense and security industries. Previously, he was GM’s executive director of product development and international communications, a member of the board of…

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Gale Hill is president of AJH Inc. and owner of four McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Ohio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having used her extensive experience in driving results through marketing strategies to build her businesses. She oversees all facets of running her businesses and has led her franchises through survival, turnaround and growth modes.…

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Paula Price’s career spans more than 30 years in senior-level finance, strategy and general management. She landed the role of chief financial officer at Macy’s in July 2018, and is responsible for leading the company’s finance, accounting, investor relations and internal audit functions. Prior to Macy’s, Price was a full-time, senior lecturer at Harvard Business…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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