Mr. Ashton served as a Vice President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Workers of America (“UAW”) from 2010 until his retirement in June 2014. Prior to that time, Mr. Ashton served as director of the UAW’s Region 9 (Central New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) from 2006 to 2010 and as assistant director of Region 9 from 2003 to 2006. He had been a member of the UAW International staff since 1986. Mr. Ashton is active in labor and civic affairs, including previously serving as the Executive Vice President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council and Executive Vice President of the New Jersey AFL-CIO. Mr. Ashton was designated for nomination to the GM Board by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust.