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Tony Cervone Named GM Senior VP of Global Communications

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Tony Cervone is the new GM Senior VP of Global Communications.

Tony Cervone is the new GM Senior VP of Global Communications.

On Monday of this week, General Motors named Tony Cervone the new senior vice president of global communications. Cervone, 51, has had a successful career in communications for several automotive and aviation industries, including a previous ten-year run with General Motors. He now reports to Mary Barra, CEO of GM.

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Most recently, Cervone served as executive vice president of group communications for Volkswagen Group of America. Before that, Cervone was the senior vice president for communications at United Airlines. Prior to his work in the aviation industry, Cervone worked for both GM and Chrysler Group.

“Tony brings an ideal mix of outside perspective and experience that complements a deep background in GM and today’s global auto industry,” said Barra. “I’ve worked with Tony in the past and he has my trust and respect. I know he’ll be another catalyst for change on our leadership team.”

In his position, Cervone will be responsible for GM’s global communications, which includes global products and brands communications, as well as corporate, executive support, and internal communications and social media.

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“It’s a great time to rejoin GM,” Cervone said. “A re-energized leadership team, the best products in its history, a renewed commitment to individual customer experiences, and a compelling drive for cultural change all combine to make this a key moment in this great company’s history. I’m proud to be a part of both the leadership and Communications teams.”

Tony Cervone replaces Selim Bingol, who left the company in April.