Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors’ senior vice president, Global Connected Customer Experience, received quite the honor during the 24th annual Trumpet awards. Boyer-Davis was awarded 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year for her strides at GM for women and minorities.
“Throughout my career, I was pushed to try new things – things that I hadn’t done before, and things that I couldn’t have imagined doing,” said Boler-Davis. “I truly believe that each of us can put our talents to use to change the world if we are willing to be bold, to take risks, and to write the books that need to be written.”
Boler-Davis began her work at GM in 1994 with a manufacturing-engineer role, but she quickly climbed to become the first female African-American plant manager. She has executed a number of important launches for the automaker, and held various other roles in the company.
Now, she is responsible for leading GM’s global efforts to provide customers with the best overall service and experience in the industry, as well as market-leading connectivity and infotainment products and services. Her reach also extends to OnStar, and she currently leads GM’s Urban Active team, which continues to search for mobility and car-sharing solutions for the future.