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Birth Name: Daniel Francis Akerson
Birth Date: 1948/10/21
Birth Place: California, United States
Boards: General Motors American Express
Alma Mater: U.S. Naval Academy (Bachelor of Science),
Occupation: Chairman and Chief executive officer of General Motors
Daniel Francis "Dan" Akerson (born October 21, 1948) is the current Chairman and CEO of General Motors. 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.
Akerson was born in California, grew up in Mankato, Minnesota, and currently resides in McLean, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Akerson served as an officer on a Naval destroyer from 1970-1975. He is a Republican. Akerson and his wife Karin have three children.
Akerson joined MCI Inc. in 1983 where he served as the CFO for several years as well as President and Chief Operating Officer. He left MCI in 1993 to become chairman and chief executive of General Instrument, where he succeeded former and future United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
In 1996, Akerson was hired to be the chief executive of Nextel. During his tenure as CEO, Nextel's revenues grew from $171.7 million in the year before his arrival to more than $3.3 billion in 1998. Shortly after stepping down as CEO of Nextel in July 1999, Akerson was brought in by Craig McCaw to run Nextlink Communications, later rebranded as XO Communications. XO Communications entered bankruptcy in June 2002, and Akerson resigned as CEO in December 2002. Akerson joined The Carlyle Group in 2003. While at The Carlyle Group, Akerson ran the Company's largest private equity fund.
In July 2009, Akerson was named to the board of directors of General Motors as a representative of the U.S. Treasury, which owns a 61% stake in GM. On August 12, 2010 it was announced that Akerson wou

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Lockheed Martin Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.17% Yield (LMT)

One such company is Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), which saw buying by Director Daniel F. Akerson. Back on July 30 ... with a free 30 day trial and a special 20% off coupon from Forbes.
Posted: August 5, 2014, 8:19 am

Insider Buying Alert: Buy Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a 3.15% Yield

One such company is Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), which saw buying by Director Daniel F. Akerson. Back on May 4, Akerson invested $380,317.80 into 2,000 shares of LMT for a cost per share of $190.16. In trading on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin stock ...
Posted: May 14, 2015, 8:45 am

Former G.M. Chief Returns to Carlyle

Daniel F. Akerson, the former chief executive of General Motors, has returned to the Carlyle Group, the private equity giant where he worked before running the automaker. Mr. Akerson, 65, is now the vice chairman of Carlyle and a special adviser to its ...
Posted: March 14, 2014, 1:27 am
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