Leading Millennials in the Work Place


Dustin Varvel
Engineering Change Coordinator, Fort Wayne Assembly Plant
General Motors

Currently in his 8th year of experience with General Motors Corporation, where he has had a variety of positions including: Vehicle Scheduler (Malibu/LaCrosse), Manufacturing Analyst, Executive Graphic Support, Manufacturing Supervisor (skilled and unskilled), and Co-Op Engineer. Dustin also serves as the Marketing Committee Chair for the JumpStart Affinity group, and a member of the Kettering Alumni Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (Formerly GMI), and a MBA from Ellis University with a Professional Accounting concentration.

Alisyn Malek
Engineering Business Manager, Electrification
General Motors Company

Prior to her Engineering Business Manager responsibilities, she worked in the area of EV charging technology for 4 years with GM, focusing on everything from advanced charging technologies and grid impact to charging component release and standards development. She is a member of the Jumpstart Affinity Group Marketing Committee, MOVE Detroit, and is owner of Corktown Studios, an art gallery and studio space in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical engineering and a B.S. in German Language from the University of Michigan, as well as a M.E. in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan, with a focus on power electronics.