Edward Whitacre Jr.


The Amistad Award 2011


Edward Whitacre Jr. (born November 4, 1941) is the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors. He is also a former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., previously Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC). He served as national president of the Boy Scouts of America from 1998 to 2000. On September 1, 2010, Whitacre stepped down as CEO, and retired as chairman of the board by the end of 2010.

In February of 2014 it was announced that he will deliver the Spring Commencement address for University of the Pacific’s Stockton campus on May 10, 2014 at Alex G. Spanos Center.

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, Edward Whitacre Jr was honored with the Amistad Award by the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council (SAMFCO).