2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Mary Henige

Director, Social Media & Digital Communications, General Motors

To say that Mary Henige has seen it all at General Motors would not be an overstatement. It’s been 25 years since Henige began her career as an exhibit representative at GM’s former World of Motion pavilion at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Fla. Since that time, she has held a variety of communications positions with the iconic American car manufacturer.

While today’s work just may be her most important—putting the revitalized GM in the hearts and minds of the online public—it’s the communicators coming up through the ranks that give her a thrill, as she has led GM’s communications internship program for nearly a decade. “I’ve learned so much from these new professionals—they renew my enthusiasm for this profession,” says Henige. —SVC

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