Automobile giant General Motors has announced the appointment of Arden Hoffman as senior vice president and chief people officer. Hoffman will assume her new role on January 1st, 2023, replacing Kim Brycz, who is retiring from a career at GM that spans nearly four decades.
In the new role, Hoffman will report to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. According to the company communique, prior to this, Hoffman served as vice president of people at Dropbox, where she worked to scale the company and culture across a number of global offices as it transitioned from a private startup to a publicly traded company. Hoffman has also worked with global business giants namely Goldman Sachs and Google.
Commenting on her appointment, Barra said, “When Kim shared her plans to retire several months ago, I reflected on the significant contributions she has made to GM over the years. She has built a world-class HR organization that has been instrumental to our ongoing transformation.”
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“Arden’s deep background leading the HR function for fast-growing global tech companies makes her the right leader to continue that momentum and deliver our future talent portfolio,” Barra commented.
Additionally, General Motors has also announced that Jonathan McNeill has joined the GM Board of Directors. McNeill is a co-founder and CEO at DVx Ventures, and previously served as chief operating officer at Lyft, Inc. and as president, Global Sales, Delivery and Service at Tesla, Inc.