DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today named two former AT&T executives to head its government relations activities.
John Montford will be a senior adviser to GM Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr., who formerly headed AT&T. Robert Ferguson will be GM's vice president of government relations. Both appointments are effective Friday, Jan. 1.
Montford, 66, will have overall responsibility for government relations and global public policy and will be supported by Ferguson and Michael Robinson, the current vice president of environment, energy and safety policy.
Ken Cole, 62, currently GM's vice president of government relations and public policy, will be an adviser until his retirement next year.