General Motors Co. today announced the election of Jami Miscik to its Board of Directors. An expert in global security and intelligence, Miscik currently serves as the chief executive officer and vice chair of Kissinger Associates.
With the addition of eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig, last April as the 11th GM director, The GM Board looks to be well stocked with seasoned business and government insiders.
Thus far there is no evidence that Wenig will co-mingle business between GM and eBay Motors, but the possibilities are intriguing in these days of old “blacksmithing” auto companies in upheaval over the ill-defined mobility firms that these are now morphing into – knowingly or obliviously. (Treasury Makes $245 Million in Added Profits from TARP)
“Jami is a seasoned leader with experience in assessing the geopolitical and macroeconomic climate,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Her unique and extensive background in intelligence, security and risk analysis and mitigation will add significant insights to GM’s board and the company’s overall strategy.”
Miscik, 60, was appointed chief executive officer and vice chair of Kissinger Associates in July 2017, after serving as co-CEO and vice chair since 2015 and president and vice chair since 2009. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Miscik served as the deputy director of intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. She also previously held roles at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.
Miscik holds a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Pepperdine University. She serves on the board of directors at Morgan Stanley and as the co-vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations. Miscik also previously served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
The election of Miscik to the board brings GM’s Board of Directors to 12 members, 11 of whom are non-employee directors.