Dennis R. Minano
Managing Director CMM Vice President Public Policy Chief Environmental Officer
General Motors (ret.)
Dennis R. Minano is a former senior automotive executive and current consultant in environmental, energy, governance, and transportation infrastructure strategies. He serves as a board member, trustee, executive leader and senior advisor to companies, non-profit organizations, economic development organizations and health care institutions. This follows a career at General Motors, where he served as Vice president of Public Policy, Chief Environmental Officer and Vice President of Communications. At GM, he implemented cutting edge environmental and energy policies for its products and plants. He was responsible for GM’s Public Policy Center, a consolidation of Environmental and Energy, Government Relations, Diversity, Corporate affairs, and the office of the Chief Economist. Earlier in his career, in GM’s Office of the General Counsel, he managed high-risk legal matters that impacted product decisions. Mr. Minano holds a Juris Doctor degree and is a member of various Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and was an adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Detroit Law School.
Minano is a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Tucson Airport Authority, former Vice-Chair Sonoran Institute, Board member 88-Crime (Crime stoppers), University of Arizona Health Network Board member and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee.