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GM Names Lin-Hua Wu Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Communications executive with broad tech and corporate communications experience joins GM from Google


General Motors named Lin-Hua Wu as senior vice president and chief communications officer. Wu joins GM from Google, where she has served as Vice President of Global Communications & Public Affairs since 2021, supporting the Knowledge & Information and Global Business organizations.

Wu’s appointment is effective Aug. 21, 2023. She will report to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra.

Wu, 52, joins GM with extensive experience in corporate, agency and tech industry communications. Before Google, Wu worked at Dropbox from 2016-2021, including serving as chief communications officer. Prior to Dropbox, she served as the head of corporate communications for Square (now Block), the financial services and mobile payments company. 

From 2013-2015 Wu was a partner with the Brunswick Group. She also served as managing director at Kekst and Company from 2004-2012. She began her career as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, California.

“Lin-Hua’s broad experience and background will help drive more effective internal and external communications around our EV transformation and accelerated growth strategy,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. “Her extensive technology and Silicon Valley experience is the perfect fit for communicating our story as a technology-driven company that enables a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

Wu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University and a law degree from Stanford Law School. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Glide and a board member of the Stellar Development Foundation.

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, CadillacBaojun 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

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