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January 7, 2011  |  

Kevin Williams, President and General Manager, General Motors Canada:

Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada, was recognized on September 30, 2010, for his innovative leadership and commitment to workplace diversity, receiving the “Trailblazer Award” during the 2010 Global Automotive Summit held by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

“I am honored to pay special tribute to Kevin’s many successes and commitment to helping others,” said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., president and founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “Despite challenges that prove insurmountable to many, Kevin sets a strong example as an inspiration to us all.”

Williams is the first GM executive to receive the “Trailblazer Award” from Rainbow PUSH, a progressive international membership organization advocating for social change. The award is presented to those who have not only achieved success as corporate leaders, but who have also assisted in paving the way for others.

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