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 Zoraida Ferguson

Associate Director of Facilities Engineering & Projects - Pratt & Whitney/United Technologies

Zoraida Ferguson is Pratt & Whitney’s associate director of Facilities Engineering & Projects, responsible for leading a diverse and talented organization that plans, designs and constructs projects ranging from office renovations to jet engine assembly and manufacturing facilities.

 

Zoraida began her career at Pratt & Whitney 37 years ago in the printing department at the company’s East Hartford, Connecticut, facility. Over the course of her career, she has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility where she gained vast experience and insight into both the facilities world and Pratt & Whitney’s global business.

 

Zoraida holds a master degree in business management and organizational leadership and regularly attends business and industry related events to stay current with latest technologies and practices in her field.

 

Zoraida is committed to helping others in their educational endeavors, having contributed countless hours of service to organizations such as the Women in Aviation where she served as vice president for a number of years, and Construction Institute where she serves on the Board of Directors.

 

Her latest efforts have included teaming up the Construction Institute, University of Hartford, and Pratt & Whitney to create a talent pipeline to benefit students and the aerospace industry, at a time of extraordinary growth and critical national security need. The goal is to prepare these talented students for their careers through classroom education and real-world professional experiences. The first participants of this program will start co-op positions this month.

 

Zoraida’s motivation, work ethic and willingness to reach out and help others make her an outstanding role model in our community and well deserving of this award. 

 

 

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