She's the first female leader of a major Detroit automaker, so it's not surprising that Mary Barra's name gets mentioned for big government and political jobs.
Also unsurprising (and completely understandable) is her response to such speculation. Last summer, she was cited as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, and two weeks ago, there was talk of being appointed administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
But think about it. Barra spent nearly four decades climbing the General Motors ladder. Now that she is CEO, and things are going pretty well, do we really expect to see "Mrs. Barra Goes Washington"?
"In my 37-year career [at GM], this is an incredibly exciting time because not only do I believe we are putting the best vehicles on the road that we have in my career here, but when I look at the opportunities we have here with autonomous, with electric, with connectivity, I am very passionate about it," said Barra. "And so I am 150 percent dedicated to this company."