G. Richard Wagoner was elected GM chairman and chief executive officer in May, 2003. He had been president and chief executive officer since June 2000. He is a member of the board of directors of General Motors Acceptance Corporation, a GM subsidiary.
Wagoner began his GM career as an analyst in the Treasurer's Office in New York in 1977. After serving GM in Brazil, Canada and Europe, he was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of GM in 1992, and also had responsibility for worldwide purchasing from 1993 to 1994. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 1998 and had been executive vice president of GM and president of North American Operations since 1994.
Wagoner received a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University in 1975 and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1977.
Leadership in the Automotive Industry: A Conversation with Dean Emeritus Glen Urban
as author at MIT Leadership Center,
Keynote: A Conversation with G. Richard Wagoner, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
as author at MIT World Series: The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT (2004),