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Denise L. Ramos

Denise L. Ramos

Retired Chief Executive Officer, ITT Inc.

Denise L. Ramos

Ms. Ramos served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of ITT Inc. (formerly ITT Corporation - a diversified manufacturer of critical components and customized technology solutions) from 2011 to 2018, and served as President until August 2018. Ms. Ramos joined ITT in 2007 and served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until 2011. Before arriving at ITT, Ms. Ramos was the Chief Financial Officer for Furniture Brands International from 2005 to 2007. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at Yum! Brands, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. division of KFC Corporation. Ms. Ramos began her career in 1979 at Atlantic Richfield Company where she spent more than 20 years in various, increasingly responsible finance positions. 

Ms. Ramos is on the Board of Directors for Phillips 66 and served on the board of Praxair, Inc., from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Ramos was included in the Top 100 CEO Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math publication by STEMconnector™, she received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the New York Hall of Science, and she was named to Fortune magazine’s 2014 Top People in Business. 

She is 62 and has been a UTC director since 2018.