Elizabeth A. Lowery

Distinguished Service Citation Award 2007

1955 -

Elizabeth A. Lowery served General Motors as the vice president of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy from 2001 until 2009. Lowery previously served GM as an environmental policy attorney and provided general legal counsel to the company.  

Lowery graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration before earning her JD in Corporate and Environmental Law from Wayne State University. She worked as a law clerk in the Michigan Supreme Court, and as a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn before being hired as an attorney for GM in 1989.  

Lowery was appointed General Motors vice president, Environment and Energy in October 2001 – developing, implementing and promoting GM’s environmental policies worldwide. She was secretary to the Public Policy Center Global coordination team. In this role, Lowery was responsible for GM’s worldwide policies in those areas. She was also secretary for the public policy committee of the GM board of directors and a member of the automaker’s North American strategy board.

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Elizabeth Lowery was hired as a Law Clerk for Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Mennen Williams


Served Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn as a partner


Hired by General Motors as an environmental policy attorney


Lowery was promoted to vice president of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy


Received a Distinguished Service Citation Award from the Automotive Hall of Fame


Retired from General Motors and was hired by LRN


Left LRN to work as the Head of ESG & Sustainability at TPG


Left TPG to serve on the Board of Directors for Denali Water Solutions

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