General Motors Co. (GM) - Get General Motors Company (GM) Report CEO Mary Barra has been elected to Disney Co.'s (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report board of directors, the company announced Thursday. Barra's election, which is effective immediately, brings Disney's board total to 12. 

"I am honored to be associated with such an iconic organization as The Walt Disney Company," Barra said. "Under Bob's visionary leadership, the Disney team has continued to set the benchmark for innovation, branding and the highest levels of customer service."

Disney shares were up slightly, 0.06% to $101.55 in afternoon trading Thursday. 

More of What's Trending on TheStreet:

TheStreet Recommends