GM Names Glidden to Global Public Policy and General Counsel Post

General Motors Co. in Detroit has named Craig Glidden its new executive vice president for global public policy and general counsel. The move is effective June 1.
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Craig Glidden
Craig Glidden // Photo courtesy of GM

General Motors Co. in Detroit has named Craig Glidden its new executive vice president for global public policy and general counsel. The move is effective June 1.

Glidden currently is the automaker’s executive vice president and general counsel. He will assume global responsibilities in his new role.

“Craig has a proven track record of building relationships and strengthening teams and plays a key role on GM’s senior leadership team driving our company’s vision for an all-electric future,” says Mary Barra, GM’s chair and CEO Mary Barra. “Productive dialogue and partnerships with global leaders and policymakers are more important than ever as we build a more inclusive and sustainable future.”

Glidden will oversee the appointment of a new senior executive in charge of global public policy who will report to him.

He joined GM in 2015 as general counsel and has led a transformation of GM’s global legal operations to support the company’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

Before joining GM, Glidden was executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies. He oversaw that company’s global legal, communications, government affairs, and compliance groups. Prior to joining LyondellBasell, Glidden was senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

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