Laurie Havanec

Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer


Laurie is passionate about building a world-class team and a people-first culture that will play a vital role in shaping Otis for the future.

“Our people are truly the heart of our company. Our 69,000 colleagues are the face of Otis to our customers, our passengers and our investors. Their passion, talent, and diverse thoughts and actions shape our culture and help distinguish Otis as the world’s leading elevator company,” she says.

Laurie has more than two decades of experience working across all human resources functions including talent development, benefits, labor and employee relations, and diversity and inclusion. Before joining Otis, Laurie served as Corporate Vice President of Talent and HR at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where together with her team, she transformed and modernized the company’s talent agenda and priorities. She championed technology and new ways of thinking to create industry-leading practices in engagement, recruitment and performance. Laurie also held CHRO roles within UTC and at Aetna.

Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Connecticut.