Dan Akerson To Retire, Barra Next CEO

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson receives a standing ovation from employees after announcing he is stepping down Tuesday, December 10, 2013 during a Town Hall meeting at the GM Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Akerson's last day will be January 15, 2014. GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain Mary Barra was selected by the Board of Directors to become the next CEO of the company. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)