DETROIT—Selim Bingol has been appointed General Motors vice president of communications, reporting to Ed Whitacre, chairman and CEO, with responsibility for GM’s global communications, including global products and brands, corporate, public policy, executive support, and internal communications.
Bingol was most recently senior vice president and senior partner with Fleishman-Hillard, where he was senior communications strategist to large international clients across diverse industries. Prior to Fleishman-Hillard, Bingol was senior vice president of corporate communications for AT&T, where he was responsible for leading the public relations organization through one of the most dynamic periods in its history, including nearly $200 billion in mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining AT&T in 2004, he was vice president of SBC Communications. He first joined Fleishman-Hillard in 1989 as a member of the public affairs team in the Washington, DC office. Before joining Fleishman-Hillard, Selim served a Washington, D.C.-based press secretary for then-U.S. Rep. Jon Kyl (R-Az).
Bingol succeeds Chris Preuss, who was appointed vice president and president, OnStar, to lead the company’s global infotainment and connectivity initiatives.