PepsiCo's Nancy Lintner returns to United Technologies to lead comms

Lintner previously worked at United Technologies as VP of comms for four years. More recently, she was SVP of strategic communications at PepsiCo.

HARTFORD, CT: Nancy Lintner, PepsiCo’s SVP of strategic communications, has joined United Technologies for a second time to lead comms as VP.

She returned to UTC, where she previously served as VP of comms for four years, on Monday after a five-and-a-half-year stint at PepsiCo, said Danielle Canzanella, PR manager at United Technologies.

Prior to Lintner’s return, Michael Nadolski served as the communications leader at UTC. He will leave the company once Lintner has fully made the transition, said Canzanella, via email.

Lintner, who is overseeing internal and external communications worldwide at UTC, reports to president and CEO Gregory Hayes, Canzanella added, via email. Her responsibilities also include employee communications, PR, marketing, and community affairs.

In addition to managing the corporate communications team, Lintner has functional responsibility for UTC’s business unit communications leaders, added Canzanella.

Lintner was not available for comment about her new role.

While at PepsiCo, she was responsible for corporate reputation, sustainability, issues management, financial communications, and leadership communications. She was the first person to hold the strategic comms SVP role there.

"We are grateful for [Lintner’s] many contributions to PepsiCo, and wish her much success," said PepsiCo communications EVP Jon Banner in an emailed statement. "As a result of an amazingly talented bench of communications executives, we were able to fill her position internally."

Krista Pilot, VP of corporate communications, has taken over Lintner's role at PepsiCo. 

Prior to PepsiCo, Lintner served as VP of communications at Carrier, part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, according to her LinkedIn account. Before that, she was VP of marketing at Beam Global Spirits & Wine/Jim Beam Brands for 13 years.

This story was updated on September 4 with more information about Lintner's replacement at PepsiCo.

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