Ed Whitacre


Whitacre, Ex-AT&T Head, Takes Permanent CEO Job at GM

Former AT&T Inc. (T) CEO Ed Whitacre is taking over as the permanent head of General Motors. Whitacre, whom the Obama administration appointed as the ailing carmaker’s chairman last summer, has served as interim CEO since Dec. 1 – that’s when the GM board ousted top execs Frederick Henderson and Rick Wagoner. The Wall Street Journal […]

GM Head Whitacre Hires Ex-AT&T Colleagues as Lobbyists

Former AT&T Inc. (T) CEO Ed Whitacre, who now serves as chairman of General Motors Co., has hired two of his former colleagues to lobby for the struggling car maker. John Montford and Robert Ferguson will move to GM to serve as senior adviser to Whitacre and vice president of government relations, respectively. Montford most recently […]

Whitacre, Ex-AT&T CEO, to Front New GM Ads

What’s that you say? You miss Ed “Why Should They Be Allowed to Use My Pipes” Whitacre? So do we. Really, since Whitacre retired from AT&T Inc., the net neutrality debate hasn’t been half as interesting. But that’s OK. Whitacre has since resurfaced as the head of the newly restructured General Motors. And starting Sunday, […]

Ex-AT&T CEO Whitacre to Head Reorganized GM

Ed Whitacre, the brusque, testy former chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. (T), is coming out of retirement to head General Motors Corp. once the embattled automaker emerges from bankruptcy. The 67-year-old Whitacre will take over as chairman later this summer, GM said Tuesday. Kent Kresa, GM’s interim chairman, will remain in that role until Whitacre […]

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