DETROIT – General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced today that Craig Glidden, GM executive vice president and general counsel, will assume responsibility for Global Public Policy and Corporate Sustainability, in addition to his role leading GM’s legal staff. Barra also announced that Tony Cervone, GM senior vice president of Global Communications, will assume responsibility for the GM Foundation and corporate giving activities in addition to his communications responsibilities. Both assignments are effective immediately.
Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, GM Global Public Policy and chairman, GM Foundation, has decided to leave General Motors, effective November 1, to pursue external opportunities, including establishing his own consulting agency. Ferguson joined GM in public policy in 2010 and later served as senior vice president, Global Cadillac, before returning to the public policy team in 2014.
“On behalf of the leadership team, I thank Bob for his significant contributions to GM,” said Barra. “Bob has been committed to strengthening GM’s relationships with governments around the world, has provided strong leadership and counsel on a variety of public policy issues and has built a world-class team to lead our efforts going forward.”
Said Ferguson: “Over the past six years, I’ve gained great appreciation for the dedicated, hardworking people of General Motors. I’m confident the company is entering a new era of growth and success.”
Glidden was appointed executive vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2015. He currently leads a team of staff attorneys integrated into all of GM’s regional and functional teams in more than 30 countries.
Cervone has overall responsibility for GM’s global communications, including global products and brands, corporate, social media, executive support, and internal communications.
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