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United Techonologies Executives Inducted into Academy of Women Leaders

Submitted by: United Technologies Corporation

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Nov 08, 2004 – 11:00 PM EST


HARTFORD, CT - Seven United Technologies Corp. executives were among 80 women from across the country inducted into the Academy of Women Leaders yesterday in New York.

The inductees were honored at the 31st annual Salute to Women Leaders Lunch hosted by the YWCA of the City of New York. The YWCA organized the academy to honor women leaders for outstanding professional achievement, civic commitment and leadership.

The UTC executives, comprising 9 percent of the inductee class, are:

  • Eileen Drake, vice president of quality, Pratt & Whitney, who was recognized for her track record in manufacturing operations and continuous improvement. She is a member of Pratt's Executive Committee and has been actively involved in Pratt's United Way campaign.

  • Gail Jackson, director, talent development and organizational design, Sikorsky. She was recognized for her recent leadership of a team that developed a corporate-wide, Web-based Job Connection system.

  • Candace Kronholm, senior counsel, UTC Power. She has worked on various transactions for UTC's businesses, including strategic alliances/combinations and project financings. She currently manages UTC Power's general legal group, supporting all functional areas. Candace also has been an active United Way volunteer.

  • Cindy Zabinski, director of e-business, Hamilton Sundstrand. She was recognized for her leadership, overall contributions, and efforts to develop up-and-coming professionals in the information technology function.

  • Nora LaFreniere, assistant general counsel, Corporate Headquarters. She recently transferred from Otis where she was instrumental in several successful initiatives in her role as executive assistant to Otis President Ari Bousbib. She also was an active supporter of Otis United Way events.

  • Nancy Lintner, vice president, communications, Carrier. She is responsible for Carrier's worldwide public image, and is vice chairwoman of Carrier Headquarters' 2004 United Way campaign. She also serves on Hartford's Camp Courant board of directors.

  • Krista Pilot, director, community affairs, corporate headquarters. She recently launched UTC's Sustainable Cities initiative that supports development and use of green building practices in urban centers, and educates the public about the need for healthier environments.

    United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the building systems and aerospace industries. Fortune Magazine has ranked UTC as a "Most Admired" company every year since 2001 based on criteria including social responsibility, innovation and financial performance.

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