Elizabeth B. Amato was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer of United Technologies Corp. in November 2015. Prior to that she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organization, with global responsibility for UTC’s Human Resources and Communications functions.
Amato joined UTC in 1985 at Pratt & Whitney and has held a variety of leadership positions across the corporation in both aerospace and commercial building systems. Previously, Amato served as Vice President, Human Resources, for UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Amato has also held the most senior human resources executive leadership position at a number of UTC’s business units including Carrier (2010–2011), Pratt & Whitney (2006–2009) and Sikorsky (1997–2006).
She was named to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and is a recipient of the Women Worth Watching in Aerospace Award. Amato is currently a member of the Human Resources Policy Association, the National Academy of Human Resources CHRO Board Academy and the Forbes Human Resources Council. In addition, she serves on Aqua America Board of Directors, as well as the Children’s Healthcare Charity Board of Directors.
Amato holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.