Company Description: GM Defense LLC is the defense division of General Motors. Headquartered in Washington, DC, GM Defense manufactures its Infantry Squad Vehicle in Concord, NC, and other vehicles in the Detroit area, as well as Oshawa, Ontario.
Experience Summary: For GM Defense, Nate manages Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Latin America, and Africa. A former Army officer, who now recruits for West Point, he also has 24 years of international management experience. For a previous employer, Nate also managed government relations at the federal, state, and county levels, often working with the US Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and has testified before Congress on trade and other issues. He has been quoted on trade issues in various media, to include The Economist and Wall Street Journal. Nate is fluent in Spanish, nearly fluent in German and French, and speaks basic Arabic and Portuguese. Nate was elected to Henry County Council for three terms and served as its President from 2009-2019. Nate currently serves as an Advisory Board member of the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) and, since 2018, as a member of its Trade Policy Committee. He also serves as Legislative Liaison for the Indiana DEC. He has an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a German Linguist Certificate from the Defense Language Institute, and a BS in Middle Eastern Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point.