Mary Barra Named Chair Of The Business Roundtable45
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been named chair of the Business Roundtable, a non-profit lobbyist association composed of chief executive officers from a selection of major U.S. companies.
Per a recent report from Reuters, Mary Barra is the first woman to lead the group. Founded in 1972, Business Roundtable members include Doug McMillon of Walmart, Tim Cook of Apple, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Chuck Robbins of Cisco. Collectively, Business Roundtable members lead companies pulling in more than $9 trillion in annual revenue, with 20 million employees.
Mary Barra first joined the Business Roundtable in 2017, and succeeds Doug McMillon as chair. McMillon was named chair of the Business Roundtable in January of 2020. Barra will serve as chair of the group for a two-year term.
“I look forward to continuing to help advance policies that offer greater economic growth and opportunity for all Americans,” Mary Barra said in a statement.
The Business Roundtable has taken a position on a number of issues, such as support for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, as well as reform measures in policing and immigration.
Mary Barra took over as General Motors CEO in January of 2014, succeeding Daniel Akerson. Barra’s career at GM started in 1980 at the age of 18 checking fenders and hoods as a co-op student. She has held multiple positions at General Motors since, serving in both administrative and engineering roles, such as management at of the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly facility, vice president of Global Manufacturing Engineering, vice president of Global Human Resources, and executive vice president of Global Product Development.
Barra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electric engineering from the General Motors Institute, now known as Kettering University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business through a GM fellowship. Barra is the first woman to run a global automaker.
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Come on Andy here is another article for you to keep pushing your agenda. Mary won’t be happy you aren’t the first to comment.
You’d think I was Mary Barra herself the way I trigger you.
There, I posted. Satisfied Gregory?
Wait this can’t be the real Andy you didn’t call me a woman hater
Why bother? You’d consider it a compliment.
Why bother? Because that is your thing that’s what you do on here. People give you legit reason why they don’t like her but because what they said doesn’t fit your narrative they hate women in power lol. You come on here and regurgitate what you hear other places but you never realize you are the one that always makes it about her being a woman instead of just a ceo.
How can you of all people talk about triggering anyone? Anytime anybody says anything about Barra that you don’t like you respond to every single one of them. I have never seen anyone get triggered as much as you not even on social media.
Next she will run for Prez in 2024.
God help us if she did.
No, we need another crazy loud mouth New Yorker.
AOC In 2024.
Someone should remind her she has an automaker to run. While she may be the media darling if the CEO set, we should expect more for $40 million a year.
Meanwhile her ever shrinking company, market share and product offerings tell the real story. And as we all know in this era everybody is a winner and gets an award no matter what they did or didn’t do so this is another meaningless thing in my book!
I am very happy for Mary and all the accolades she is receiving. Now my question is, When is she going to allow GM to build me a car I want.
Quit crying it’s not about you. There is supply issues if you can’t wait go somewhere else.
It is not about the supply, it is about the models and option packages that are being offered.
Go somewhere else if you don’t like it Instead of crying here. Again it’s not about you.
Take away Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban and gm is finished. Unfortunately.
gm has a proud history of absolutely worthless CEO’s since 1980. Glad to see she’s keeping the tradition alive!
I should have said it’s a shame to see she’s keeping the tradition alive.
To all those who hate Mary, we could bring back a Smith or even Ron Zarella. Oh those were some good days not to be at GM.
Ron was not only incompetent to run the company he lied about his education and background. He had no clue how to run an automaker nor any of his cronies.
Look around and few automakers leaders would live up to your dreams as they have more to account for than just making cool cars.
Who do you think she learned from?
Zarella was a class A piece of $hit! He did nothing of value for GM. Period.
She was not a Bausch and Lomb lens salesman.
Do you really understand that Mary is not a marketing person, sales person or accountant. Mary is an engineer. She also holds a masters of business from Stanford.
She has served GM in many positions from engineering to Human Resources to Design, to plant manger yo many other positions on the way up even in global markets.
She learned from doing the work not bit$hing on the web.
The web folks only deal with the part of the job they want and not all that are required. It is a lot different on the other side as you are between the board, share holders, Union, employees, financial, government and all the other needs of the company.
She is given directives and she is relied upon to get them done. It is not an easy job or one that wins many friends. If you do win friends then you are not doing your job some place.
Even Bob Lutz says the job is one where you have to balance all areas to keep the company viable. He said you do need good car people but in his book states you need to keep the new counters around to make sure the engineers don’t crash the company.
A good leader keeps the balance between these groups. They balance the future and prepare for it. They look to keep the money coming in.
From where I sit that is what is going on.
If you hate the EV thing get mad at the government. If you hate they are not making cars hate the public that stopped buying them.
If you hate the woke think hate the groups pushing it and holding these companies hostage..
GM has been more stable in the last 10 years than it has been in the last 60. The Sloan people with the hard rules ran this thing into the ground. If they had had this chip issue back in those years there would be nothing to bail out.
The bottom line is if any of the complainers were qualified they would not be on a web forum.
Thanks for the long story unfortunately you are still not qualified to be a writer for this forum.
So you got nothing?
Perhaps if the so called “complainers” on the forum were women, they would have a better chance of being CEO. There were many qualified people within gm that could have ran this company. Barra is a figurehead, nothing more. The hard work is being done by people below her while she is sitting on this outside committee here, doing this TV interview there, posing for a photo shoot for Time this week and doing some politically correct PR thing the next. Compare here with the late Sergio Marchionne. His public appearances were rare, his TV interviews few and he took what was left if a carcass of a company and helped morph it into what is now the fourth largest automaker in the world. When Barra took over, gm was the world’s largest automaker, now it’s fifth.
You know as well as I do we can’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Might point out that size is not a true measuring tool here.
Many of the large companies have merged with others to gain size. This is often for survival not profitable.
There are times companies need to step back to move forward.
What would you rather have? An automaker selling 10 million vehicles a year or an automaker selling 7 million units a year at the same profit margin?
She’s an engineer alright, a train engineer. If she is leading a round table it must be of idiots. Yogi’s daughter, lol. Sorry Yogi I take that back, it would be a disgrace to you.
“Murray Bury is the worstest wamen in the world”….
Sums up what guys are saying here.
Nope wrong as usual. People are saying she’s not a good ceo but nobody is saying she’s the worst woman in the world. By the way your spelling is terrible I take it you were trying to make a joke but you just come across as arrogant.
Well professor, If you took notice of the sarcasm mocking the misogynistic haters of her, my post makes perfect sense.
Naw sorry old chap that was horrendous spelling.
Buddy, spelling is great also arrogance is website analysts thinking what it takes to run a profitable car company by thinking adding a few “cool ” vehicles suddenly adds to companies bottom line. No complaints when Ford shutdown India operations but hey we get the “cool” stuff, GM sells European operations and MB needs to be fired, it’s double standards.
Standards are getting lower
Glad I don’t own any gm stock, it’s a turd.
Anyone know why Ms Barra signed off on reducing their strong “GM” corporate logo into the wussy, lower case “gm”.
What is their rationale?
Three thumbs down??
I’ll bet they are all millenials.
This woman Barra is running GM right into the ground with her political agenda she’s hell bent on electric vehicles witch most people don’t want they keep pushing these vehicles on the public I wanna know what are they going to do with all these Batteries when there junk in 10 years cause the cars will not be worth the cost of replacing the batteries! Talk about pollution wait till you see what batteries do to the ground???
Show me a viable automaker not hell bent on going electric?
Ford no electric. Chrysler no electric, Honda no electric, VW no Electric, Rolls Royce no electric, Ferrari and Lambo no electric again, Porsche Electric, etc………………
Should be called the china round table…..
I wonder what the comments would have been if we had the internet today back in the 80s or 90s with Roger Smith or John F. Smith Jr. was in charge.
Not much difference. The decline started with Wimpy Roger and has gone down ever since. What made GM great were Engineers. It’s downfall has been bean counters and marketing morons.
Roger Smith did have a vision.. Was not a good one but he had it. I remember the dark directionless void that Jack Smith oversaw. In many was he was worse than Roger. GM has had very poor to totally incompitant leaders for four decades, swimming in DE-NILE and blame shifting. A business model of do nothing, ignore the rest of the world outside the corporate structure and do it at the lowest possible cost.
I can’t argue with that.