GM appoints first African-American female as design chief

President-elect Barack Obama isn’t the only one marking a first for African-Americans across the nation. GM announced today that it has appointed Crystal Windham as the company’s director of design, the first African-American female to take the position.

Windham, 35, took over the position on November 1st as director of North America passenger-car design. She will lead the interior design for feature mid-sized, compact and small cars, reports Automotive News.

Windham has been with GM since 1994 and was the lead designer on the beautiful 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.