IMS:Elmer Johnson, Automobile Expert, National Press Club

Elmer Johnson, Automobile Expert

Elmer Johnson, an attorney at Kirkland and Ellis, spent five years in the heart of General Motors, rising rapidly to become a Vice President and member of the Board. While at GM, Johnson argued against the Saturn project and handled negotiations for the buyout of Ross Perot. Recently, he worked on a report with somewhat radical views on the future of the auto industry, sponsored by the Aspen Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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