Ford CFO Named Commencement Speaker
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Allan D. Gilmour, MBA '59, of Birmingham, Michigan, will deliver the main address and receive the David D. Alger Alumni Achievement Award when the University of Michigan Business School holds its spring commencement exercises on Friday, April 25. Established in 1989, this award was renamed in honor of David Alger, MBA '68, president and CEO of Fred Alger Inc., who was killed on September 11, 2001. It recognizes an alumnus whose attainments in his or her professional field have brought distinction to the individual and credit to the Business School and benefit others.
Gilmour is vice chairman and CFO of Ford Motor Company. He joined Ford as a financial analyst in 1960 and later served as president of Ford Motor Credit Company, and vice president and controller of Ford Motor Company. In 1986, Gilmour was named executive vice president and chief financial officer, and became a member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed executive vice president of International Automotive Operations in 1987, president of the Ford Automotive Group in 1990 and became vice chairman of Ford Motor Company in 1993. He retired in 1995, but returned in 2002 as vice chairman and CFO.
Gilmour chaired the school’s Visiting Committee for several years and established an endowed fellowship for doctoral students. He formerly chaired the Henry Ford Health System board and is a member of the boards of directors of DTE Energy, Prudential Financial and Whirlpool Corporation, as well as several nonprofit organizations.
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