EVP & Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer
Laura Lane is Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer. In this role she oversees Public Policy and Government Affairs, Public Relations, Employee Communications, Sustainability and the UPS Foundation and is a member of UPS’s Executive Leadership Team reporting to CEO Carol Tomé.
Laura began her UPS career as president, Global Public Affairs in 2011 and was responsible for worldwide government affairs activities for UPS in over 200 countries and territories. 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 U.S. Trade Representative in the negotiation of China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the WTO Financial Services Agreement, and the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement. She also served as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1990-1997, including serving as consular/economic officer in Bogota, Colombia, and then at the American Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. In Rwanda, she led evacuation efforts during the outbreak of civil war and returned as political advisor to U.S. forces providing humanitarian relief in the post-conflict environment.
Laura is one of three U.S. government-appointed business representatives serving on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC). She is chairman of the Board of the German-American Business Council and also serves as a member of the board of the Atlantic Council and the Woodruff Arts Center.
Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Loyola University. As a Truman Scholar, she graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science degree in foreign service in international economics and business diplomacy.