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What Do Bill Gates and GM Chairman & CEO Dan Akerson Have in Common?

July 19, 2012

Since 1911, the Executives’ Club of Chicago has recognized excellence in business. The 46 business leaders that make up its Board, including CEOs and top executives, celebrate individuals that demonstrate smart decision-making, strong leadership, and the ability to overcome adversity. Bill Gates won the International Executive of the Year Award in previous years, as did the team responsible for pulling United Airlines back from the brink of dissolution. Now the honors go to GM Chairman & CEO Dan Akerson for his dramatic turnaround of General Motors. Learn more about GM history by visiting Palm Springs GMC, Jessup Auto Plaza.


General Motors was one of the companies that changed the world at the turn of the 20th century, bringing automobiles onto the streets of US cities and towns.  GM brought us brands like Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac, leading the industry in innovation and advanced engineering. However, the economic crisis of 2008 threatened the very existence of this all-American manufacturer, and the company teetered on bankruptcy. The federal government, knowing the important role GM plays in the American psyche, elected to save the company with a loan that supported operations through one of the toughest times ever experienced in the US car industry.

GM Chairman & CEO Dan Akerson led GM out of its crisis, restructuring operations and promoting the creation of the most advanced, reliable, and safe cars available in the market today. GM exploded into the world economy with growth in Russia and China, making record profits for 2011. Akerson brought diversity to the Board of Directors and the GM executive leadership team, recruiting more women to fill these roles than ever before. The resurgence of GM has been nothing short of remarkable, and car buyers are flocking to their GM dealerships to enjoy high quality cars and trucks in every category, from tough workhorses to luxury touring machines.

Whatever you are looking for in a car or truck, GM has it, with the latest technology, the newest safety features, and the most advanced designs. Choose your Palm Springs GMC – go to Jessup Auto Plaza .

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