Corporate Leadership Award Presented to the Carlyle Group, Accepted by Vice Chairman Daniel Akerson, USNA '70 (6th Company)
Dan represented the Carlyle Group, which is was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Corporate Leadership Award. Akerson (born October 21, 1948) is the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, serving from 2010 to 2014. Akerson succeeded Edward Whitacre as CEO on September 1, 2010, and became Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2011. Akerson was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and head of global buyout prior to joining General Motors. He joined the General Motors board of directors on July 24, 2009. Akerson also serves on the boards of American Express and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and is now a Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors for The Carlyle Group.
Updated: March 20, 2016
Curator: Ed Moore