GM Taps Grant Dixton as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Public Policy Officer

General Motors Co. in Detroit announced that Grant Dixton will join the automaker as executive vice president and chief legal and public policy officer on July 15.
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Grant Dixton

General Motors Co. in Detroit announced that Grant Dixton will join the automaker as executive vice president and chief legal and public policy officer on July 15.

Dixton brings decades of experience in the technology and manufacturing industries and has held senior leadership roles at Activision Blizzard and Boeing.

In this role, Dixton will report to Mary Barra, GM chair and CEO, and oversee the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance, privacy, and public policy functions.

Prior to GM, Dixton served as the chief legal officer of Activision Blizzard, where he managed complex business transactions and regulatory issues. He also held several executive-level positions at Boeing, including general counsel and corporate secretary. During his time there, he provided counsel on various issues, including governance, litigation, intellectual property, and labor matters. Earlier in his career, Dixton served as associate counsel to the president, where he provided legal advice across a range of domestic policy areas, including environmental matters.

“Grant Dixton is a respected leader and legal expert who has a deep understanding of the transportation, manufacturing, and technology sectors,” says Barra. “We are excited to welcome him to GM in this important role and know that his experience in both legal and policy matters will be invaluable as the automotive industry continues to transform and evolve.”

Dixton will assume the role currently held by Craig Glidden, who now will focus his time on Cruise. At Cruise, Glidden will continue to serve as president and chief administrative officer, responsible for legal, government affairs, finance, communications, and human resources and will support Marc Whitten, who is joining Cruise as its new CEO. Glidden also will serve as executive vice president and strategic advisor at GM.

“GM is an iconic company I have always admired,” says Dixton. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Mary, her leadership team, and the strong legal and policy teams in place at GM to help the company achieve its bold vision as it continues to provide vehicles that customers around the world love.”