Board of Directors

Mary T Barra Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Mary T. Barra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Director Since: 2014

Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. She was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014.

Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity -- time. She’s focused on strengthening GM’s core business of great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Barra has also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the center of everything the company does.

Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain since August 2013, and as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development since February 2011.  In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide.

Previously, she served as Vice President, Global Human Resources; Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering; Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; and in several other executive engineering and staff positions.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985, followed by a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 1990.

Barra is a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Stanford GSB Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company; the Detroit Economic Club; and the Board of Trustees for Detroit Country Day School.

She is a member of The Business Council and an At-Large Board Member of the Business Roundtable, where she also serves on the Social Issues Committee.

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Linda Gooden Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Linda R. Gooden

Retired Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Director Since: 2015

Ms. Gooden served as Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions of Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed”) from 2007 to 2013. She was Deputy Executive Vice President, Information and Technology Services of Lockheed from October to December 2006; and President, Information Technology of Lockheed from 1997 to December 2006.

Ms. Gooden is also a director at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., The Home Depot, Inc., WGL Holdings, Inc., and Washington Gas Light Company, a subsidiary of WGL Holding, Inc.

Joseph Jimenez Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Joseph Jimenez

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Novartis AG
Director Since: 2015

Mr. Jimenez served as Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG (“Novartis”) from 2010 until his retirement in 2017. He was Head of Novartis’ Pharmaceuticals Division from October 2007 to 2010 and Head of Novartis’ Consumer Health Division from April to October 2007. Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Jimenez served as Advisor to the Blackstone Group L.P., a private equity firm, from 2006 to 2007. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of H.J. Heinz Company (“Heinz”) North America from 2002 to 2006 and Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heinz Europe from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Jimenez held various leadership positions at ConAgra Foods Inc., including President and Senior Vice President of two operating divisions from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Jimenez is also a director at The Procter & Gamble Co.

Jane Mendillo Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Jane L. Mendillo

Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Management Company
Director Since: 2016

Ms. Mendillo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Harvard Management Company (“HMC”) from 2008 to 2014, managing Harvard University’s approximately $37 billion global endowment and related assets. Prior to joining HMC, she was Chief Investment Officer of Wellesley College from 2002 to 2008; and prior to that, she spent 15 years at HMC in various other investment roles. She also served as Chair of the investment committee of the Partners Healthcare System; a member of the board of directors and investment committee of the Mellon Foundation; Senior Investment Advisor and Trustee to the Old Mountain Private Trust Company; and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Berklee College of Music.

Ms. Mendillo is also a director at Lazard Ltd.

Michael Mullen Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Jami Miscik

Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Director Since: 2018

In July 2017, Ms. Miscik was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc. Prior to that time, she served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of Kissinger Associates from 2015 to 2017 and President and Vice Chair of Kissinger Associates from 2009 to 2015.

Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Ms. Miscik was the Global Head of Sovereign Risk at Lehman Brothers from 2005 to 2008 and served at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1983 to 2005 where she was the Deputy Director for Intelligence from 2002 to 2005.

Ms. Miscik is also a director at Morgan Stanley.

Michael Mullen Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

ADM Michael G. Mullen, USN (ret.)

Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Director Since: 2013

Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 until his retirement in 2011, one of his four different four-star assignments; the others included the 28th Chief of Naval Operations from 2005 to 2007; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Allied Joint Force Command Naples from 2004 to 2005; and the 32nd Vice Chief Naval Officer from 2003 to 2004. Admiral Mullen has been President of MGM Consulting LLC since 2012, and he serves as a Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Admiral Mullen is also a director at Sprint Corporation.

James Mulva Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

James J. Mulva

Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
Director Since: 2012

Mr. Mulva served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2004 until his retirement in 2012. He was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2004 to 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004.

Mr. Mulva is also a director at General Electric Company and Baker Hughes, a GE company.

Patricia Russo Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Patricia F. Russo

Chairman, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company
Director Since: 2009

Ms. Russo served as Lead Director of the Hewlett-Packard Company Board of Directors from 2014 to 2015. She was Lead Director of the GM Board of Directors from March 2010 to January 2014. She also served as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent S.A. from 2006 to 2008; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies, Inc. (“Lucent”) from 2003 to 2006; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent from 2002 to 2006.

Ms. Russo also serves on the boards of Arconic Inc (formerly Alcoa), KKR Management LLC (the managing partner of KKR & Co. L.P.), and Merck & Co. Inc.

Thomas Shoewe Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Thomas M. Schoewe

Retired Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Director Since: 2011

Mr. Schoewe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) from 2000 to 2011. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black & Decker Corporation (“Black & Decker”) from 1996 to 1999; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black & Decker from 1993 to 1996; Vice President of Finance of Black & Decker from 1989 to 1993; and Vice President of Business Planning and Analysis of Black & Decker from 1986 to 1989.

Mr. Schoewe is also a director of KKR Management LLC (the managing partner of KKR & Co. L.P.) and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Theodore Solso Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Theodore M. Solso

Independent Lead Director, General Motors Company and Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cummins, Inc.
Director Since: 2012

Mr. Solso served as Non-Executive Chairman of the GM Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins, Inc. (“Cummins”) from 2000 until his retirement in 2011 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummins from 1995 to 2000.

Mr. Solso is also Lead Director at Ball Corporation.

Carol Stephenson Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Carol M. Stephenson

Retired Dean, Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario
Director Since: 2009

Ms. Stephenson served as Dean of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario from 2003 until her retirement in 2013. Prior to joining the Ivey Business School, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Canada from 1999 to 2003. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of General Motors of Canada, Limited, a GM subsidiary, from 2005 to 2009 and appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.

Devin Wenig Head Shot, General Motors Board of Directors

Devin N. Wenig

President & Chief Executive Officer, eBay Inc.
Director Since: 2018

In July 2015, Mr. Wenig was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay. Prior to that time, he served as President of eBay’s Marketplaces business from 2011 to July 2015.

Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Wenig was Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Corporation’s largest division, Thomson Reuters Markets, from 2008 to 2011; Chief Operating Officer of Reuters Group plc (“Reuters”) from 2006 to 2008; and President of Reuters Business divisions from 2003 to 2006.

Mr. Wenig is also a director at eBay Inc.