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CBA names Carrie Gray ’76, to Advisory Board

Carrie Gray ’76, director of Corporate Relations at American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM), is the College of Business Administration’s newest Advisory Board member. AAM is an 80-year-old design & engineering firm that produces driveline systems, chassis systems, and forged products for a wide variety of vehicles.

Gray was born in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School. She received her bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the Detroit Institute of Technology. She holds a MBA in finance and marketing and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit and Detroit College of Law, respectively. While at U of D, she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business and management honor society.

Prior to joining AAM on October 1, 2000, Gray was in private legal practice, specializing in corporate and technical law. From 1970 through 1992, she held various engineering, product development, strategic planning, marketing and legal positions with Ford Motor Company and the former Chrysler Corporation.

In addition, Gray is highly active in community and professional organizations. Her memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, Bethel AME Church, Board of Directors of the Automotive Hall of Fame, Boysville of Michigan and the Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services.

Gray has received numerous honors and awards for her technical expertise, leadership, and community involvement, including the Engineering Society of Detroit's "Iacocca" Recognition Award, the Automotive Hall of Fame "Young Leadership & Excellence" Award, and the Spirit of Detroit Award. Gray was also named the Detroit Metropolitan YWCA "Outstanding Woman of the Year."