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Vivian Pickard

President, General Motors Foundation; Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company

Vivian PickardVivian R. Pickard was named president of the General Motors Foundation and director of corporate relations for General Motors Company in December 2010. She is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to strengthen communities across the U.S. through partnerships and investments in the areas of education, health and human services, environment and energy, and community development. Over the past decade, the foundation has donated more than $350 million to send students to college, keep teen drivers safe, educate parents on child passenger safety, promote diversity, and support vital nonprofit organizations.

Pickard has been widely recognized for her dedication to serving others, recently receiving Savoy Magazine’s 2012 Top Influential Women in Corporate America Award, the 2011 Bridge Builder Award from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the 2011 Alpha Award of Honor from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the 2009 Women of Excellence Award from the Michigan Chronicle. She was also a 2010 Inforum Inner Circle Honoree.