General Manager Pontiac/GMC Division – General Motors Corporation – Detroit, Michigan
Lynn Myers began her career at General Motors in 1973 as a statistician/analyst trainee with the Oldsmobile division in Lansing, Michigan. After holding various marketing and advertising positions, she was appointed to the position of marketing director in 1982, then was named director of planning for Oldsmobile in 1985. In 1988, Ms. Myers joined the GM Marketing and Product Planning Staff in Detroit as general director of North American Truck and Capacity Planning. In 1989, she was named general director of North American Car and Truck Planning. She joined the Pontiac division of the company in 1992, holding various positions there until being named General Manager of the merged Pontiac and GMC divisions in January 1999, the position she holds today. Ms. Myers received the first annual “Outstanding Woman in the Automotive Industry” award in marketing in March 1994. She received Michigan State University’s Outstanding Business Alumnus Award in 1989 and the MSU Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. She was named one of the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry by Automotive News Magazine in 2000. The Outstanding Business Leader Awards Program is made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company and The Alliance Health Plan. These individuals serve as role models for Northwood’s students, all of whom are engaged in the study of business management and who aspire to business careers. In the 22 years since the program’s founding, some 200 business leaders from more than 30 states, representing dozens of industries and fields of business expertise, have received the Outstanding Business Leader Award.