David J. Albritton

Executive Director
Product Development & International Communications
General Motors

Based in Detroit, Michigan, David is responsible for the development and execution of communication strategies for driving reputation for advanced engineering, vehicle design, quality, safety, propulsion systems, purchasing, supply chain and underlying technical leadership in new product development. He also has responsibility for aligning internal and external communications for all of GM’s global regions, including China, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Canada and Mexico.

Prior to GM, he was Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Exelis Inc., a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company. He assumed that role upon the company’s October 2011 spin off from ITT Corporation. He was the architect of the creation and successful launch of the new company’s global brand.

Albritton joined Exelis, then ITT Defense & Information Solutions, in November 2008 as the Vice President of Communications. Prior to that, he was Director of Media Relations on the Corporate Public Relations team at Raytheon Company and has also held senior communications positions with United Way of America, Hewlett-Packard Company, Compaq Computer Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Early in his career, Albritton spent 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, which included service aboard USS PORTLAND (LSD 37) during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He also served in the Pentagon as an official Navy Spokesman on the Navy News Desk and as the Flag Lieutenant / Aide for the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information, a two-star admiral. He spent nearly three years living abroad in London, England, while assigned as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer on the headquarters staff of Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe.

Albritton holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., as well as a M.S. in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He is a Trustee on the Board of the Arthur W. Page Society, whose membership includes the Chief Communications Officers at Fortune 500 companies and is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, which comprises the most senior African-American corporate executives in Fortune 500 companies. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Points of Light, the world’s largest nonprofit volunteer service organization.