David L. Strickland Named Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at General Motors

David L. Strickland headshot
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General Motors Co. in Detroit has named David L. Strickland as vice president of global regulatory affairs.

In his new role, Strickland will lead a team responsible for working with regulatory agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels on issues impacting GM and the auto industry.

“David has an extensive background working on a wide variety of transportation and auto industry policy issues,” says Vargas. “His knowledge of the issues and ability to work collaboratively with government and industry make him the perfect leader to help drive regulatory policies in support of GM’s growth initiatives, including our vision for an all-electric and autonomous future.”

Strickland is currently the staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He also served as the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2010-2014.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and political science from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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