Stephen J. Girsky has more than 30 years of automotive experience working with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and national and local policy makers. Currently, he is Managing Partner of VectoIQ, an independent advisory firm based in New York focused on smart transportation technologies. He is a director at US Steel Corp, Brookfield Business Partners, Drive.ai, and Valens Semiconductor. Steve has served in a number of capacities at General Motors from 2009-2014, including GM Vice Chairman, with responsibility for global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global R&D, and global purchasing and supply chain. He served on the General Motors Board of Directors following its emergence from bankruptcy in June 2009 until June 2016. Steve has also served as president of Centerbridge Industrial Partners, an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Prior to Centerbridge, he was a special advisor to the CEO and CFO of General Motors Corporation from August 2005 to June 2006. At UJA-Federation, Steve most recently chaired the Day Camp/Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds Committee. He is also a past member of the Finance Committee. Other non-profit organizations that Steve has supported over the years include Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer, Focus Hope, Multiple Sclerosis, The UCLA Chancellor's Associates Fund, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Cornell University, United Way, and The Babies & Children's Hospital of New York. Steve holds a BS in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Areas of Interest: Leadership, career development, strategy, organization, entrepreneurship, international business.