MaryEllen Green Dohrs, one of the first female industrial designers hired by General Motors after World War II, recently visited the GM Heritage Center. Dohrs was hired in 1950, right after graduating from the Pratt Institute of New York, and was responsible for designing interiors of GM show cars and specialty cars for VIPs. Her tenure actually preceded the all-female design team, The Damsels of Design, hired by then-Styling chief Harley Earl. Following her work at GM, Dohrs went on to work for Sundberg Ferar working on accounts like IBM and Packard. She later was successful in creating water color paintings, pen and ink, and sculptures.