Tamara Hicks

General Motors

Assistant Director - Supplier Engagement

Tamara Hicks serves as the Supplier Engagement & Diversity Lead for General Motors Corporation. She is a dynamic change agent on a mission to challenge bias and blaze new trails for diverse suppliers.

Tamara joined GM in 2000 as a Supplier Quality Engineer where she held several roles of increasing responsibility while working in several of GM’s vehicle assembly plants. Tamara gained best-in-class manufacturing knowledge while working at Flint Assembly Body Shop as a Production and Maintenance supervisor. Her strong desire to develop suppliers and execute launches flawlessly piqued her interest in the supplier selection process, and in 2011 she joined GM’s Global Purchasing & Supply Chain organization as a Global Commodity Manager.

Internationally, Tamara has held positions with global influence completing an assignment in Shanghai, China. She has a reputation for leading her teams with strategic vision enabling successful sourcing of diverse commodities.

Tamara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from The University of Michigan.