CEO http://michiganradio.org en Does anyone really deserve more than a million dollars a month? http://michiganradio.org/post/does-anyone-really-deserve-more-million-dollars-month <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If I could have dinner with any corporate executive, I’d choose </span><a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/mary-barra" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mary Barra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who I think is fascinating.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She rose through the ranks of the highly macho culture at General Motors to become its first female CEO. And she didn’t do it as a transplanted financial expert, but as the first honest-to-goodness automotive engineer to lead the company in more than 20 years.</span></p><p>Were she male, she’d be called a “car guy” by the press.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:03:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 16391 at http://michiganradio.org Does anyone really deserve more than a million dollars a month? New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students http://michiganradio.org/post/new-gm-ceo-hopes-inspire-science-students <p>The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science.</p><p>Mary Barra's first appearance before reporters since getting the job eclipsed the rollout of the GMC Canyon small pickup truck.</p><p></p><p>Barra unveiled the truck and was immediately surrounded by hundreds of journalists Sunday at an old industrial site in Detroit.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:21:46 +0000 Associated Press 15988 at http://michiganradio.org New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students Report says CEOs cashing in on layoffs http://michiganradio.org/post/report-says-ceos-cashing-layoffs <p><a href="http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/executive_excess_2010">A report from the Institute for Policy Studies</a> looked at CEO&nbsp;compensation from the 50 companies that layed off more workers during the recession. They found the CEOs at these companies are paid more, on average, than the average pay for the CEOs running to top 500 companies in the U.S. (S&amp;P 500).</p><p>Sarah Anderson is the lead author of the report.&nbsp; She says,</p><blockquote><p>&quot;CEOs are squeezing workers to boost short-term profits and fatten their own paychecks.&quot; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 17:01:44 +0000 Mark Brush 55 at http://michiganradio.org Report says CEOs cashing in on layoffs