General Motors earned top honors in four award categories at the 17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, the official multicultural event of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Jan. 13.
The event honored the contributions of women in the automotive industry. General Motors’ awards included:
• Designer of the Year – Crystal Windham, director of Design for the Chevrolet Passenger Car and Small Crossover Interior Studio
• Executive of the Year – Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president of Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience
• Company of the Year for Progress in Community Service Initiatives to Women – accepted by Vivian Pickard, president General Motors Foundation and director of Corporate Relations and Ken Barrett, Chief Diversity Officer
• Urban Car of the Year – 2013 Cadillac ATS – accepted by Don Butler, vice president of Marketing, Cadillac
This premier event attracts media, automotive executives, businesses, politicians, celebrities, and community and trade organizations, who come together to promote multicultural consumer awareness of auto manufacturers, vehicles, technology, suppliers, dealers, and community service. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor, producer, director and Latino activist, Edward James Olmos, and Daytime Emmy award-winning actress Niecy Nash hosted.