General Motors Co. in Detroit announced Omar Vargas as vice president and head of global public policy.
Vargas was most recently senior vice president and chief government affairs officer for 3M Co. He held multiple government affairs positions at 3M between 2017 and 2021. Prior to joining 3M, Vargas worked in government affairs at Praxair (now Linde) from 2012 to 2016, including serving as senior counsel and executive director of government relations.
“Omar Vargas brings over 20 years of experience leading public policy teams and working collaboratively to find policy solutions to complex issues,” says Craig Glidden, executive vice president of global public policy, and general counsel. “His broad experience managing issues across multiple industries and working with governments, both within the U.S. and globally, make him the right person to advocate for policy solutions in support of GM’s vision, including our commitment for an all-electric future.”
Vargas holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Seton Hall University, a Master of Arts in international law, organizations, and economic development from the School of International Service at American University, and a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University.