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Women in Defense Lunch & Leadership Series - June 2021 Event
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.


About this event:

June Featured Speaker: Claudia Gast, Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development - AM General


Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and change-makers covering personal and professional development topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.


As Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Claudia Gast brings significant experience to AM General to develop strategic relationships and new opportunities that help create customer value.


In this role, Gast reports to AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove, and works closely with the executive management team in developing both internal and external opportunities that further enhance AM General's key growth initiatives. Maintaining key industry and strategic alliances, identifying market trends for organic and inorganic corporate growth, including potential mergers and acquisitions, and understanding how nascent technologies will affect the company’s business units are some of the key objectives that Gast oversees.


Gast joined AM General from GWR Safety Systems, where she served as its Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Prior to joining GWR Safety Systems, Gast worked at Proctor & Gamble Company where she served in various mergers and acquisitions, business development and strategy roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to that, she worked for Volkswagen in finance.


Gast holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a bachelor's and master’s degree in business administration from the ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. As part of her master’s at ESADE, Gast attended a semester abroad at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.