Elizabeth B. Amato
Elizabeth B. Amato is a member of the board of directors for Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE: WTRG). Upon closing of Peoples, Essential will become one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the U.S., serving approximately 5 million people across 10 states.
Amato is a human resources executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience. She has been executive vice president and chief human resources officer of United Technologies Corp. (UTC) since November 2015. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, human resources and organization of UTC from August 2012 to November 2015, 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 the most senior human resources leadership positions across the corporation in both aerospace and commercial building systems, including UTC Climate, Controls & Security (2011-2012), Carrier (2010-2011), Pratt & Whitney (2006-2009) and Sikorsky (1997-2006).
Amato holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. She is a recipient of the YWCA Women Achievers Award, is currently a member of the National Academy of Human Resources CHRO Board Academy, and is a member of the board of directors for Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc.
Amato serves on the executive compensation committee and the corporate governance committee of the board.