Otis’ Marks Receives Prestigious CED Leadership Award
Judy Marks, president and CEO of Otis, joins five leaders who include Moderna Chairman and co-founder Noubar Afeyan and CVS Health President and CEO Karen S. Lynch in receiving Committee for Economic Development (CED) 2021 Distinguished Leadership Awards. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, CED is a nonprofit public-policy center. Award winners were selected based on corporate citizenship and business stewardship, and are to be recognized during a gala event in NYC in October. In the past year under Marks’ leadership, Otis launched its Commitment to Change social-justice initiative, joined the Paradigm for Parity Coalition, started its Made to Move Communities STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education program, and stepped up donations of personal protective equipment, service and funds in light of the pandemic. This year’s awards honor leaders and companies “that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in very challenging times, including defeating the pandemic, ensuring economic recovery that provides equal opportunity for all Americans and building a more civil and just society,” CED said in a press release.