Andrea joined GE’s corporate communications team in 2009. She currently leads global employee engagement and commercial communications. Her responsibilities include helping build awareness and understanding of GE’s strategic imperatives such as simplification and customer focus, ensuring communications are aligned with business objectives and messaging. Andrea is also helping build a customer-focused culture by amplifying how GE works with customers and helps them tackle some of today’s toughest challenges. Andrea previously led employee engagement for GE’s commercial efforts of GE Works, ecomagination and healthymagination.
Before joining GE, Andrea spent nine years in corporate communications at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), the parent company of Carrier, Otis, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky. In this role, she led the company’s corporate responsibility and philanthropy function, which included establishing and maintining relationships with external groups such as non-governmental organizations, socially responsible investment firms and rating agencies. She also served as the company’s spokesperson for related topics. Prior to this role, she had responsibility for internal and executive communications for the corporation globally.
Before joining UTC, Andrea was a research analyst for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. Prior to returning to her native Connecticut, she was a Ph.D. candidate in French Literature at the University of Chicago. She holds a master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She also earned a Diplôme d’Etudes Française from the Université de Rennes, France.