General Motors CEO Mary Barra has become an icon within and outside the automotive industry after being named to the position in 2014. Since then, she’s been floated among potential candidates for a variety of positions, some extending way past what she may have ever expected.
Barra was being considered as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s running mate, she’s been speculated as a potential choice as the head of the NHTSA and she’s been named the world’s most powerful woman two years in a row. She also serves on President Trump’s economic advisory forum, too. Those are just a few highlights.
All of the recent happenings were finally addressed by Barra herself, according to The Detroit Free Press, and she responded when asked if she had any desire to leave GM for a new role. She said:
I am 150% committed to General Motors. In my 37-year career (at GM) this is an incredibly exciting time because not only do I believe we are putting the best vehicles on the road that we have in my career here but when I look at the opportunities we have here with autonomous, with electric, with connectivity, I am very passionate about it.
And so I am 150% dedicated to this company and continuing to demonstrate that at General Motors we can be the industry leader in transforming transportation and also being very responsive to the environment…So that is where my focus is and will continue to be going forward.
So, there you have it. No political runs, no government organizations, just General Motors.