UPS announces the promotion of Laura Lane to chief Corporate Affairs and communications officer. Lane will join UPS’s Executive Leadership Team and report directly to CEO Carol Tomé. She will oversee Public Policy and Government Affairs, Public Relations, Employee Communications, and the UPS Foundation.
“Laura is a strategic leader who knows how to seize opportunities, tackle challenges and rally employees to achieve goals,” said UPS CEO, Carol Tomé. “Especially in today’s complex and evolving environment, Laura’s integrity, intelligence, political instincts and positive energy make her a natural choice to take on this new global role working with me to manage UPS’s reputation and external relations.”
Lane began her UPS career as president, Global Public Affairs in 2011. In this role, she was responsible for worldwide government affairs activities.
In a short time, she has strengthened UPS growth and competitiveness, including successfully advocating for comprehensive tax reform; enhancing network efficiencies through infrastructure investments; securing alternative fuel credits in support of sustainability; working to modernise trade agreements and customs processes; levelling the playing field with postal networks; facilitating UPS Flight Forward certification; and advocating for laws that promote equity and justice in the workplace.
Prior to joining UPS, Laura served in both the public and private sectors. She was managing director and head of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and vice president for Global Public Policy with Time Warner.
In her government career, Laura served as a trade negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative in the negotiation of China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the WTO Financial Services Agreement and the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement, among numerous other achievements.