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Marina v. Whitman

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Business Administration
Marina v.N. Whitman is professor emerita of business administration and public policy. From 1979 until 1992 she was an officer of the General Motors Corporation, first as vice president and chief economist and later as vice president and group…
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Discourse, Ford School faculty in the news

Dec 8, 2014
The New England Journal of Medicine published John Ayanian’s report on the first 100 days of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The plan is a good blueprint for other Republican-governed states...

Marina v.N. Whitman in Freep on the new war on women

Oct 6, 2014
“I belong to the generation that came of age in the days before Roe vs. Wade,” writes Marina v.N. Whitman, “[my 15-year-old granddaughter] Lindsey and her friends have never heard of it.” But the war on women continues, Whitman points out in an...

Anti-globalization is "bad news for the U.S. auto industry"

Jul 8, 2014
"It looks as if U.S. auto manufacturers have finally gone global," Marina v.N. Whitman writes in "Globalization is, finally, working in Michigan's best interest," a June 27 op-ed in the Detroit Free Press. "In the first quarter of this year,...

Whitman in Huff Po feature on crying at work

May 30, 2014
Marina v.N. Whitman is featured in Catherine Pearson's "What 15 Female Leaders Really Think about Crying at Work," published in the Huffington Post on May 28."There may be no crying in baseball, but whether there's a place for it in the...

GM penny-wise and pound-foolish says Marina v.N. Whitman

Apr 2, 2014
In an interview with reporters, Marina v.N. Whitman, once the highest ranking female executive in the auto industry and a former vice president and group executive at General Motors, discusses the company's lengthy delay in recalling cars with...

Give the people a centrist party, says Whitman

Dec 9, 2013
Marina v.N. Whitman, professor at the Ford School and the Ross School of Business, likes to say that she didn't leave the Republican Party, it left her.She and a vast number of her fellow Americans want a more centrist political party. So what...

Yellen has most Fed system experience, Whitman explains

Oct 9, 2013
Marina Whitman was quoted by the Yahoo! Finance blog The Daily Ticker about the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next head of the federal reserve bank."Janet is the most experienced in the way the Fed system works, having had positions at all...
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Having an impact now

Dec 18, 2012
When Jeff Kessner (MPP/MUP '14) joined the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) last year, he knew he would learn a lot about how nonprofits work. But he didn't know that he would soon be on the board of one. "I was a Board Fellow last...