SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today announced that it has hired Alicia Davis as Vice President of Investor Relations, effective August 1, 2018. Alicia will report to Ray Scott, Lear's president and CEO, and lead the ongoing development and implementation of Lear's investor relations strategy.
Alicia joins Lear from the University of Michigan Law School, where she is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. Her teaching and research focus is on corporate governance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Alicia's professional experience also includes time as a corporate lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis and as an investment banker, first, at Goldman Sachs and, later, at Raymond James, where she served as a vice president. Alicia has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Florida A&M University, a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
"Alicia is the perfect candidate to lead Lear's Investor Relations function and our communications with Wall Street going forward," commented Ray Scott. "Alicia has a very distinguished academic background and significant capital markets and legal expertise. I am delighted to welcome someone with Alicia's experience and outstanding credentials to Lear."
Alicia succeeds Mel Stephens, who has elected to retire, effective January 31, 2019. During the coming months, Mel will assist with the transition of the Investor Relations role and his other responsibilities.
"As we welcome Alicia to Lear, I want to thank Mel for his distinguished service to Lear in many senior leadership roles over his 17-year career. He has contributed importantly to the development of Lear's strategy, strengthening the Lear brand and delivering superior shareholder value," added Ray Scott.
About Lear CorporationLear Corporation was founded in Detroit in 1917 as American Metal Products. Today, Lear is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical systems (E-Systems). Lear serves every major automaker in the world, and Lear content can be found on more than 400 vehicle nameplates. Lear's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of approximately 165,000 employees located in 39 countries. Lear currently ranks #148 on the Fortune 500. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan. Further information about Lear is available at lear.com or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation. Lear is where passion drives possibilities.
SOURCE Lear Corporation