DETROIT – General Motors announced today that Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, former U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, has been nominated by GM’s Board of Directors to stand for election at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on June 20, 2023.
Tighe, 60, spent more than 34 years with the U.S. Navy and National Security Agency as a career cryptologist before retiring in 2018. During her career, Tighe also served as Fleet Commander for the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet, and was the first woman to command a numbered fleet and first woman cryptologic warfare officer promoted to flag rank. She also served as the U.S. Cyber Command deputy director of operations and president of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Tighe has worked around the world for both the Navy and the National Security Agency, specializing in Signals Intelligence and Cyber Operations, including flying combat support missions during Desert Storm. She also serves on the boards of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Huntsman Corporation and IronNet Inc., as well as The Progressive Corporation, though she will retire from the Progressive board at their 2023 annual meeting.
“GM’s future will be driven by a software-first approach that enables a faster cycle of innovation, an elevated experience for our customers and a more efficient enterprise,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. “Vice Admiral Tighe’s vast expertise in cybersecurity and information systems will be invaluable as GM scales EVs, AVs, and software-defined vehicles to deliver our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
GM is rolling out the Ultifi Platform this year, which, combined with its industry-leading connectivity experience with OnStar, will enable over-the-air updates and services to improve the customer experience. GM also offers the first truly hands-free driving assistance technology through Super Cruise, which will be available globally on 22 vehicle models by the end of 2023.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join GM’s Board during this momentous time,” said Tighe. “GM’s transformation – enabled by EVs, AVs and software-defined vehicles – is historic, as is the pace at which the company is executing its future.”
Following the retirement of Carol Stephenson, who is not standing for reelection this year, and if each nominee is elected at the annual shareholder meeting, the Board will have 13 directors with senior leadership and board experience in manufacturing, digital commerce, retail, higher education, investment management, international affairs, defense, transportation, and information technology and cybersecurity, among other fields. Six of GM’s Board nominees are women and 12 are independent.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which powers everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.