General Motors Appoints Grant Dixton as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Public Policy Officer

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/25/2024, 4:59 p.m.
General Motors (GM) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Grant Dixton as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and …
Headshot of Grant Dixton, who will join GM as executive vice president and chief legal and public policy officer Michael Slaughter

General Motors (GM) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Grant Dixton as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Public Policy Officer, effective July 15. Dixton's extensive background in the technology and manufacturing sectors, coupled with his senior leadership roles at Activision Blizzard and Boeing, positions him as an invaluable asset to GM.

Dixton’s Extensive Experience

Grant Dixton brings decades of experience to GM, having previously served as Chief Legal Officer at Activision Blizzard. In this role, he adeptly managed complex business transactions and regulatory issues. Before his tenure at Activision Blizzard, Dixton held several executive positions at Boeing, including General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. His expertise spans governance, litigation, intellectual property, and labor matters. Additionally, Dixton has served as Associate Counsel to the President, advising on a range of domestic policy areas, including environmental issues.

Strategic Vision and Leadership

Reporting directly to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra, Dixton will oversee GM’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance, privacy, and public policy functions. “Grant Dixton is a respected leader and legal expert with a deep understanding of the transportation, manufacturing, and technology sectors,” said Barra. “We are excited to welcome him to GM in this important role and know that his experience in both legal and policy matters will be invaluable as the automotive industry continues to transform and evolve.”

Dixton’s Commitment

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Dixton said, “GM is an iconic company I have always admired. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Mary, her leadership team, and the strong legal and policy teams in place at GM to help the company achieve its bold vision as it continues to provide vehicles that customers around the world love.”

Craig Glidden’s New Focus on Cruise

Craig Glidden, who currently holds the position that Dixton will assume, will now focus on Cruise, GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Glidden will serve as President and Chief Administrative Officer at Cruise, overseeing legal, government affairs, finance, communications, and human resources. He will also support Marc Whitten, the new CEO of Cruise, and continue his role as Executive Vice President and Strategic Advisor at GM.

Glidden’s Legacy at GM

Since joining GM in 2015, Glidden has been instrumental in transforming GM’s global legal and policy operations. He played a pivotal role in concluding litigation related to the ignition switch recall and fostering a culture where employees are encouraged to raise potential customer safety issues. Under his leadership, GM developed a bipartisan policy team, earning recognition among the 100 most nonpartisan companies in the 2024 Axios Harris Poll.

“Since Craig joined General Motors nearly a decade ago, I’ve relied on him to help guide our company through many pivotal moments. He’s a no-nonsense and inspirational leader with a deep understanding of the automotive business and legal and policy worlds, and I am grateful he’ll leverage this experience as he focuses on Cruise,” stated Barra.

About General Motors

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is dedicated to advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. Central to this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, designed to power a range of vehicles from mass-market to high-performance. GM, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures market vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun, and Wuling brands. More information about GM and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in safety services and connected vehicle technology, can be found at