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General Motors President Dan Ammann To Keynote ECC Luncheon


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Chicago (Dec. 15, 2016) - General Motors President Dan Ammann will be the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The luncheon will take place at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Ammann was named president of General Motors in January 2014. He is responsible for managing the company's business operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, new business development and GM Financial. Ammann is a member of the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and Lyft, Inc., and is a certified industry pool test driver at the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany.

"From electric propulsion to innovative connected technologies, General Motors is an industry leader," said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show general manager. "As such, Dan is perfectly positioned to discuss how the auto industry moves forward over the next decade."

The ECC Luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show is a cornerstone event of the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Past speakers include Bill Ford, Jim Press, Henrik Fisker, Ralph Gilles, Jonathan Browning, José Muñoz and Yoshi Inaba. Last year, Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice president, The Americas Region and president and CEO Volvo Cars of North America, was the guest speaker ECC Luncheon.

Founded in 1927 to serve as a forum for Chicago's business community, the ECC is one of Chicago's finest business groups and has had a decade-long association with the Chicago Auto Show. The ECC has grown to become a premier institution, providing elite members of the business world with a platform to express and discuss economic, business and social issues. The ECC Luncheon is open to all media attending the Media Preview; a ticket for entry and business attire are required.

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The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show tin North America, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2017 public show will be Feb. 11-20. For more information, visit or

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