In a history making move, GM, which no longer has the government as one if its investors as a result of the bankruptcy, just appointed the auto industry first female CEO, Mary Barra, to oversee a major automaker.
Prior to the announcement, which is effective January 15, 2014, which happens to be Dr. King's birthday, here's how Barra bio reads.
Mary Barra was named Senior Vice President, Global Product Development effective February 1, 2011, responsible for the design, engineering, program management and quality of General Motors vehicles around the world. On August 1, 2013, she assumed responsibility for GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization and was named Executive Vice President, Global Product Development & Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. She is a member of the GM Executive Operations Committee and serves on the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board.