Ilitch School welcomes GM director of global innovation to its Board of Visitors

The Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to welcome new member Steven A. Dork, director of global innovation, General Motors, to its Board of Visitors, effective Sept. 1, 2021. Board of Visitors members serve renewable three-year terms at the invitation of the dean. Their role is to advise and support the dean on the strategic direction and advancement of the school.

About Steven A. Dork

Steven A. Dork has worked at General Motors since 1989, beginning as a student intern in global product development. He currently serves as director of global innovation and was recently appointed to lead the future product line of business for software product innovation. In this role, Dork is responsible for ideating, incubating and launching new business opportunities focused on software-based products within global innovation.

He previously has served as financial director for GM’s electrified and autonomous vehicle portfolio, investor relations, global purchasing and supply chain, and global product programs. Dork has also served in areas including manufacturing, North American FP&A and human resources. He was a key member of the investor relations team during GM’s bankruptcy and subsequent IPO.

Dork earned a bachelor’s in finance from Michigan State University in 1992 followed by an M.B.A. from Wayne State University in 1994.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, the school moved to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of The District Detroit in 2018, and academic programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit

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