An award-winning global communications leader with more than 20 years of experience across multiple sectors including technology, finance, automotive, and non-profit, Ms. Bluhm leverages her deep understanding of business strategy and human behavior to shape corporate reputation.
Annalisa Esposito Bluhm currently serves as Vice President, CEO and Leadership Communications for Northrop Grumman. In her role, Ms. Bluhm oversees global Executive communications and thought leadership strategy for the CEO and leadership team.
Prior to Northrop Grumman, Ms. Bluhm held a variety of leadership positions during her 17-year tenure at General Motors, most recently establishing the CEO as a prominent thought leader during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. She was also responsible for communications strategies supporting GM’s bankruptcy and IPO. A founding member of Maven, Bluhm established GM’s first car-sharing business. She developed GM’s first global corporate social media strategy which established the award-winning social media Center of Practice. Bluhm introduced innovative new media strategies to Chevrolet while launching emerging vehicle technologies including Electric and Autonomous Cars. Ms. Bluhm also led communications efforts to refresh GM’s brand promise and evolve employee engagement to meet the needs of a digital, multi-generation workforce.
Prior to General Motors, she held communications roles at a technology start-up, taught Communications courses at Eastern Michigan, coached EMU’s public speaking team, served on various boards as well as interned for Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). She is a National Champion in competitive public speaking and Eastern Michigan University Hall of Fame honoree.
Ms. Bluhm received her master’s degree in Rhetoric, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Communications from Eastern Michigan University.