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GM - December 2013


DETROIT – General Motors today announced that Dan Akerson, who guided today’s GM to record profits and dramatic improvement in vehicle quality while closing the chapter on government ownership in the company, will step down as chairman and CEO on Jan. 15, 2014.

Mary Barra, 51, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, was elected by the Board of Directors to become the next CEO of the company. Barra will also join the GM Board.

Akerson, 65, pulled ahead his succession plan by several months after his wife was recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer.

The Board also named Theodore (Tim) Solso to succeed Akerson as Chairman. Solso, 66, is the former chairman and CEO of Cummins, Inc., and has been a member of the GM Board since June 2012.

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Corp! Magazine - December 2013



When it comes to business in America, clearly a few find themselves rising to the top, especially when it comes to how attractive they are from an employee perspective.

And even among the "Best and Brightest" there are a few standouts—companies and organizations deserving of the Elite stature.  Why the celebration?  One key reason is to have set the bar for others to follow, to emulate what works when it comes to this highly competitive field.  People are, after all, a uniquely special asset. The smartest managers and owners know this and, yes, they do something about it.

One such enlightened individual is Tom Gimble, whose Chicago-based LaSalle Network uses a uniquely collaborative effort to achieve better placements for his clients. "It's our way of instituting a human element into all that we do, which helps us achieve maximum output and employee retention.

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Detroit Regional Chamber - December 2013

DETROIT, December 3, 2013 – Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on the Detroit bankruptcy ruling:

“I am not surprised, but relieved, of Judge Rhodes’ decision today. This now clears the way not only for the bankruptcy proceeding, but also the critical process of reforming city government structures and processes. Bankruptcy is not the ultimate goal. Bankruptcy is a tool to reform and restructure government service delivery in a cost-effective manner that works for the citizens and businesses of Detroit. 

I also appreciate the Judge’s apparent admonition to tread carefully regarding pension obligations. While bankruptcy always involves difficult and painful choices, it is important to remember that pension obligations impact real people in a very real way.”




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