GM Deborah Wahl

General Motors has named Cadillac marketing chief Deborah Wahl, an automotive veteran who also has spent time in the fast-food and homebuilding industries, as its global chief marketing officer, a position that hasn’t been filled since 2012.

Wahl, 56, joined Cadillac in March 2018 after three years as CMO of McDonald’s USA. She was CMO of Chrysler in 2007-08 and previously held marketing positions with Lexus, Toyota and Lincoln-Mercury.