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Gregg Ward, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations

Gregg Ward joined United Technologies in November 2008 as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. He leads UTC’s federal and state government affairs activities, advises senior management on government relations, and communicates the company’s business interests to key policymakers and organizations. Additionally, he is responsible for government relations in China, the EU and Russia.

From 2000 to 2008, Ward held the position of Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, for the Siemens Corporation. While at Siemens he was responsible for the legislative, regulatory and political operations of Siemens’ Washington office, and for representing the interests of the company’s healthcare, energy, transportation and lighting businesses at the local, state and federal levels.

Prior to joining Siemens, Ward was Senior Vice President, Government Relations, for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 1995 to 2000. In 1990, Ward was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy where he was principal adviser to the Secretary of Energy on major energy-related issues before the 102nd Congress.

Before his political appointment at the Energy Department, Ward held a variety of senior positions including Director of Congressional Affairs for the Environmental Protection Agency; Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the American Institute of Architects; and Senior Counsel to the law firm of former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.

Ward has served on a number of Washington-based Boards of Directors including the Ford’s Theatre, the Business-Government Relations Council, the Bryce Harlow Foundation, the Smithsonian and the Carlton Club.

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