"Interview of the Month"
Kathy Bommarito's Interview/Articles Of
For those of you that do not know Kathy, here is some information that will help you to appreciate how fortunate we are to have such a talented person involved with our group!
Kathy Bommarito started her GM career in 1973 as a stenographer in Chevrolet Motor Division’s Information Systems department in Detroit. She transferred to the warehousing and distribution area of ACDelco in 1974 where she held various assignments including product line specialist and forecast specialist. In 1981, she moved to ACDelco’s Sales Promotion department as a marketing analyst, and later advanced to associate administrator.
Bommarito moved into the public relations/communications field when she transferred to GM Service Parts Operations (SPO) Public Relations department in 1991 when she was named manager of media relations. In this position, she was responsible for divisional product and program publicity – news conferences, press kits, responding to media inquiries and relationship building with key trade journalists.
In 1997, Bommarito was named manager of communications and moved to SPO’s Flint, Mich., Central Office and later to SPO’s World Headquarters in Grand Blanc, Mich. Her responsibilities included divisional communications, being the executive editor of employee newsletters, coordination of divisional satellite broadcast programs and community relations. Special assignments included coordinating the dedication, charity benefit and employee open house for the opening of SPO’s World Headquarters in 1997 and working on the planning team for the 1998 and 2000 SPO Leadership Conferences.
Bommarito transferred to GM Powertrain in Pontiac, Mich., in 2000 as manager of communications, with responsibility for manufacturing and facilities communications for the component sector and later added the engine sector to her responsibilities. Special projects included participating on the planning team coordinating quarterly executive conferences and involvement in the design and content of the division’s employee Web site.
In August 2003, Bommarito retired after 30 years at GM to spend more time with her family, participate in volunteer activities, work on her golf game and just enjoy life.
In retirement, she continues to be an active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is accredited in public relations through PRSA.
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Comments from folks who have been interviewed by Kathy Bommarito:
Thank you for the interview with Victor Baggett and the one with me. It was a real pleasure working with Kathy Bommarito on the same. The Overthehillcarpeople web site has given me and others opportunities to express our opinions and keep on top of automotive events and news regarding General Motors. Thank you and your associates for accomplishing and maintaining this site.
Thank you so much for sending the write-up on Victor Baggett and the
photos. Yes, please pass onto Victor your write-up on me. Victor is quite
the guy. It was a real pleasure meeting him on our vacation to Ireland this
past May. He sure has accomplished a lot. The Chevy Pick-Up Truck is
getting recognized because of his dedication to it, and your article.
WOW! That's some commercial. Good
interview too. I'm going to send this guy (Dave Sinclair) a note.
HERE IS AN OLDER PIC FROM THE
MID 70'S I BELIEVE AND I HAVE ONE MORE SET I WILL SEND.
IT WON'T BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO ADD MORE UNLESS YOU HAVE
ANOTHER SPOT YOU WANT THEM FOR.. KATHY DID A WONDERFUL JOB
BUT I DON'T THINK I DESERVE THAT
MUCH ATTENTION. THANKS, VAN
Kathy & Jack:
rewrite of my recap of fun times. Miss you and all the rest of "the gang".
Kathy, the write-up is fine and, as far as I am concerned, ready to go to print.
This looks good to me. You made this interview painless. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your help, you always were a professional and
Hi to Mike.
Jack & Kathy,
Kathy and Jack,
I just read the February interview and thought you both did a great job with a rambling dissertation. Thanks for your interest and help.
This interview/article page will be dedicated to interviews and articles concerning retirees, retirees spouses, active employees and subject matters which are of interest to the Overthehillcarpeople.com group members.
If you know of someone who you would like to have interviewed or of a subject matter you would like information about, please let us know email@example.com
The first issue was posted June 7, 2004. If you have missed any of the previous interviews/articles you can visit the "Interviews/Articles Archives" section in the "Members Suite" and view all previous interviews and articles.
Our thanks to Kathy Bommarito and Don Brice for their effulgence with this interesting project. Don, will occasionally conduct some interviews/articles as his schedule permits and we know you will enjoy Kathy's talents!
***These interviews/articles will be posted at the bottom of the "Members Suite" page!
Previous Interviews/Articles Include Information About The Following GM Folks:
Maurice (Mo) Edmundson, Jerry McGuckin, Gary Curtis, Don Mitchum, Don Brice, Joe Davis, Dick Hillman, Steve & Jenny Kelly, Jack & Brian Smith, Cliff Vaughan, Roger B. Smith, Harold Poling, Ross Roberts, Gordan McKenzie, Bob Eaton, J. T. Battenberg, III, Tom Stalkamp, Eric Middlestadt, Mike Losh, Tim Leuliette, Bill Hoglund, Chuck Brady, Steve Malone, Gary Cowger, Harley Earl, Kathy Bommarito, Art Schwerzel, Mario deCastro, Jim Obremski, Dick Morgan, Dick Arntzen, Carmen Hagen, Dave Casey, Doug Haroldsen, Bob Smith, Jim Conlee, Bill Gay, Rodney O'Neal, Roger Simmermaker, Paul Pucci, C. Allen Lamberson, Gus Stelzer, Swede Johnson, Bob Denisco, Jan Ragsdale, Steve Kampwerth, Bob Jourdan, Carol Davis McNeil, Kurt Godden, Alex Leslie, Terry Wisner, JoAnne Flynn, Bill Walters, David Daniels, Daniel Evans, Van Eskridge, Al Canales, Earl Baker, Dr. Rod Boyes, Steve Scheatzle, Walter Nichols, Hoby Herron, Del Schroeder, Jim Zumbo, Dean Covington, Dave Sinclair, Victor Baggett, Dennis Kunick, Don Byrn, Andy - An American Soldier in Afghanistan, Don Thomsen, Ed Cole, Topper Nurrenbrock, John Owens, Dick Morgan and many more to follow! You can view all of these Interviews/Articles in the "Members Suite" - "Interview/Article of the Month Archives."
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