Gary L. Cowger

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at GLC Ventures LLC

Gary L. Cowger

Gary L. Cowger

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at GLC Ventures LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

General Motors North America
General Motors de Mexico S de RL de CV
GLC Ventures LLC

RelSci Relationships

3171

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1947

Age

74

Number of Awards

6

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Delphi Holdings LLC

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Navistar International Corp.

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Professional at Neil E. Marchuk Living Trust

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Chief Executive Officer at BorgWarner Pension Fund

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Former General Manager at BorgWarner, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Chrysler Financial Corp.

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Vice President Manufacturing at General Motors China LLC

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Professor at Technical University of Berlin

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Advisor at BOLDSTART VENTURES MANAGEMENT LLC

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Former Executive Director, Design at General Motors Company

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Gary L. Cowger
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at GLC Ventures LLC
Education
Master in Management, Sloan Fellow
Class of 1978

MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT Sloan offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree executive education. Its largest program is its full-time MBA, which is one of the most selective in the world, with students from more than 60 countries every year, and ranked #1 in more subjects than any other MBA program.

Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering
Class of 1970

Education. Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business. Founded in 1919 by a group of Flint leaders with a vision for transforming the automobile industry, Kettering University today offers 14 undergraduate degrees, 7 graduate degrees, and a variety of concentrations and minors that allow it to deliver an education that couples theory and practice better than any other institution in the world. The University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service. Through growth, global leadership, community outreach and an engaged community of stakeholders the University strives to fulfill its mission. The University's actions are imbued by a set of values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration and excellence.

M.S Unknown

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Member
2006 - Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current
President of GM North America
1965 - 2009

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. The company sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. General Motors was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

President
2001 - 2005

General Motor North America designs and manufactures automobiles. The company is headquartered in Nutting Lake, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Strategic Advisory Board
Current

UST Global, Inc. engages in the provision of information technology consulting services. Its services include analytics, cloud, cybersecurity, information management, infrastructure services, Internet of Things (IoT) legacy modernization, mobility, and portfolio assessment. The firm serves the banking and financial, energy and utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, high tech, media and entertainment, public sector, retail, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA.

Director
Prior

Ally Financial, Inc. is a holding company, which provides digital financial services to consumers, businesses, automotive dealers, and corporate clients. It operates through the following segments: Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations. The Automotive Finance Operations segment offers retail installment sales contracts, loans and leases, offering term loans to dealers, financing dealer floorplans and other lines of credit to dealers, warehouse lines to companies, fleet financing, providing financing to companies and municipalities for the purchase or lease of vehicles and equipment, and vehicle remarketing services. The Insurance Operations segment focuses on finance protection and insurance products sold primarily through the automotive dealer channel, and commercial insurance products sold directly to dealers. The Mortgage Finance Operations segment consists of the management of a held-for-investment consumer mortgage finance loan portfolio, which includes bulk purchases of jumbo and LMI mortgage loans originated by third parties. The Corporate Finance Operations segment provides senior secured leveraged cash flow and asset-based loans to mostly United States based middle market companies focuses on businesses owned by private equity sponsors with loans typically used for leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, debt refinancing, restructurings, and working capital. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Member, Automotive Strategy Board
Prior

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

Director
Prior

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

Director
Prior

Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2019

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$5,000 - $10K
2018

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$5,000 - $10K
2016

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008
$1,000
2007

Former Representative from Michigan's 11th Congressional District

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Awards & Honors
2007
Kettering University
2006
Stanford University - Fellow
2004
Automotive Industries Magazine - Executive of the Year
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