GM CEO Mary Barra to Head Blue Chip Business Roundtable Lobby
(Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will take over leadership of the Business Roundtable, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that represents CEOs of some of America’s biggest companies.
Barra will become the group’s first female chair, with a two-year term starting in January, the lobby said in a statement Wednesday. She succeeds Walmart Inc. CEO Doug McMillon.
“I appreciated Doug’s leadership as the Roundtable navigated through many challenges, including our response to Covid-19 and leading toward economic recovery, as well as our work to advance racial equity and justice,” Barra said in the statement. “I look forward to continuing to help advance policies that offer greater economic growth and opportunity for all Americans.”
The group has weighed in on a number of hotly debated topics in recent months, including opposing Republican efforts to restrict voting and criticizing the Biden administration’s support for a global minimum tax on corporate income. Business Roundtable leaders attended White House meetings earlier this month to discuss vaccination mandates and in July for talks on an infrastructure bill.
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