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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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Last month, Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) concluded its 4th annual 2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) program, a journalism fellowship for students of color from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The fellowship took six students on an eight week road trip designed for them to discover the unexpected about their communities,…

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Crystal Windham became the first African-American female director in General Motor’s Design history in 2008. She spearheaded several award-winning interiors, including the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2014 Chevrolet Impala. She began her career at General Motors in 1994 and became the director of Cadillac Interior Design in January 2016. She’s accumulated several awards along her…

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During Grand Prix weekend in Detroit, Cadillac expanded its lineup as they unveiled two new performance sedans: the CT4-V and the CT5-V. Highlights of these exciting sedans include available Super Cruise, All Wheel Drive (AWD), Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 which is tuned specifically for V models to enhance comfort without sacrificing performance-oriented responsiveness, and new…

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After an illustrious four decade career at General Motors, Arvin Jones, manufacturing executive director, Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations, recently elected to retire. Following his retirement, he was honored at The National Society of Black Engineers‘ 45th annual convention, where he was presented with the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award in March 2019.…

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GM Executives, past and present, photographed with the 2019 GMAAN Black History Month honorees. (Photo provided) The General Motors African Ancestry Network held its 13th annual Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott. This year’s program theme was The Power of Reinvention, and was presented by Cadillac, which is…

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The new Chevy Blazer is the disrupter for the crossover category starting in 2019. Chevy Executive Vice President Paul Edwards invited a few VIP media from around the country to The Fairmont in northwest Atlanta on Friday, June 22, to unveil the Chevy Blazer. Legendary rapper MC Lyte and I were among a few invited…

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General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) recently announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown: STEM students from area colleges and universities will attend a panel discussion with BGC CEO Kimberly Bryant and GM executive vice president…

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