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Dave Barthmuss
Works at General Motors Company
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Thousand Oaks, CA
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My download on cars, culture,and #Coachella ... just in time for our desert weekend.
For as much as major publications like to write thinkpieces about how millennials don’t care about cars*, car culture is no less a part of the pop culture people consume today than it was when I was a kid and everyone couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Case in point: of two of the …
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Dave's Download = the conundrum of funding EV charging stations. Who should pick up the tab? #goodquestion  
There are a lot of parties in the electric vehicle charging station game: automakers, electric utilities and governments at every level. So who should pay?
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Thanks to +DistrictDrive, the EV Suitcase just made my Dumbest Things Ever list. #dumbinventions  
When engineers look to increase gas mileage on a car or truck, one of the first things they do is reduce weight. The guy above might have taken things a bit too far. He Liangcai, a former farmer an...
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Thanks, @goGSBA! Free food + free rides in cool cars from Chevy = #DriveThruGU. We'll be back tonight at Desmet Cr. from 6-9:30pm for more of the same.

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Everybody needs to see Jackie Green and his band at least once in their lives (or in our case, as many times as possible)!
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The car connection to #MarchMadness, and of course, #BeatDuke!
While reasonable college basketball fans are rooting for Michigan State, plenty are excited to see their own team play. How do they express that excitement?
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DMB at the Knob from the nosebleeds (but at least I got in) ...
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Dave's Download = PR lessons learned at EcoCAR2. #AVTC   #EcoCAR2   #GM  
The journey toward an electric future is only partially a feat of engineering. Making electric cars isn’t worth much if you can’t move them off the lot and into people’s driveways. That’s why I’m s...
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Beck with son on main Coachella stage ...
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My desert "rules of engagement" this weekend = Stingrays & Juicy J.
As summer heats up, inevitably bands take to stages the world over and an entire generation of music enthusiasts count their pennies and draw lines in the sand — “I will go to this one” “I can’t go...
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Here's to cars that brew coffee ...
When we first introduced the Chevy Volt at the 2010 Global Green Pre-Oscar Party — the industry’s  biggest annual shout out to sustainability — it put Hollywood on notice. GM was no longer a compan...
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PR guy
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  • General Motors Company
    PR guy, present
  • General Motors Corp.
  • Manning, Selvage & Lee
  • State of Michigan (state Legislature)
  • Publicom, Inc.
  • Ingham Newspaper Co,
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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Newbury Park, CA - Oak Park, MI - East Lansing, MI - Waterford, MI - Westlake Village, CA - Atlanta, GA - West Bloomfield, MI - Chicago, IL - Northville, MI
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Introduction

I'm the Group Manager for General Motors’ West Coast PR team (basically, everything west of the Mississippi). I've served in various communications functions at GM for nearly 20 years, covering several product marketing, sales, and issues management communications positions before assuming my current role in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

As head of communications for GM's largest domestic region, I'm responsible for a wide variety of public relations assignments, including engaging GM and its brands with key stakeholder groups to help communicate the company’s environmental, technology and policy initiatives.  I'm also the official spokesperson for GM throughout the west. 

Working closely with our global headquarters in Detroit, and our Western Region executive staff in SoCal, I offer strategic guidance to help raise awareness of and credit for GM’s cutting-edge products and alternative fuel, hybrid, and electric vehicle technology programs. 

Prior to moving my family to California, I coordinated GM’s Environment, Energy & Sustainability communication activities at its global headquarters in Detroit, working closely with the company’s Chief Environmental Officer and its Public Policy Center staff.  I've also held senior-level positions at one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, worked for Michigan State Legislature and began my professional career as a newspaper reporter.

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Michigan State University, and was recently named PR Professional of the Year by PRSA (Los Angeles).

Education
  • Michigan State University
  • Ferndale High School
  • Lincoln Jr. High
  • Jackson Elementary
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