Lehigh Commencement


Marks ’84 ’13P—the Chair, 奥的斯全球公司首席执行官兼总裁将在周末的毕业典礼上发表讲话.

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Carina Sitkus

Judy Marks ’84 ’13P

Judy Marks ’84 ’13P will deliver remarks over Lehigh's commencement weekend.

Otis Worldwide Corporation Chair, CEO and President Judy Marks ’84 ’13P 将于2022年5月23日星期一在里海第154届春季毕业典礼上发表演讲 graduate commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022.  

作为著名的商业领袖,马克斯在奥的斯全球公司领导着一个70,000人的全球团队., the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, and previously held leadership roles at IBM, Lockheed Martin and Siemens AG.

马科斯说:“我很荣幸被邀请来演讲,并期待着向今年的毕业生颁奖。. “As an alumna and the proud parent of an alumna, 这是一个很好的机会来纪念和庆祝这一重要的里程碑,并鼓励每一位毕业生大展宏图, bold goals and pursue a path of lifelong learning.”

Lehigh President Joseph J. 82年的Helble说:“对于里海社区来说,有机会听到朱迪的声音是一种莫大的荣幸. 她在多个标志性公司拥有广泛的全球经验,并在自己的领域拥有深厚的知识, 我知道她的见解将对CQ9游戏的毕业生大有裨益,无论他们的学位项目或学科.”


An Entrepreneurial Mindset

马克斯拥有近40年的行业经验,涵盖多个领域,包括系统工程, engineering management, business development, capture, subcontract and program management, 航空航天、国防、数据和工业技术领域的商业领导和行政管理.

She was appointed President of Otis in 2017. 在加入奥蒂斯之前,马克斯曾担任西门子美国公司和Dresser Rand(西门子公司)的首席执行官. She was also Chair of the Siemens Foundation Board of Directors. Marks joined Siemens in May 2011 as Head of Siemens' U.S. Federal Business. She was responsible for growing a newly formed U.S. 业务部门的任务是为联邦政府提供跨多个部门的更全面的解决方案组合. Beginning her career within U.基于全球业务的公司帮助她为转型为全球企业领导做好了准备.

At Otis, 马克斯将她的策略描述为通过以人为本的领导方式,应用技术来造福并最终改变社会, a theme that has defined her entire career. She 是否有在大型组织内改变商业方法的记录,并使用企业家的心态来发展公司的元素.   

“We are living in revolutionary times as the world is digitally transforming,” Marks shared on the Otis website. “... We’re continuing to innovate, to find new business models, 为客户提供卓越的服务,让CQ9游戏自己成为一个终端对终端的推动者, faster, smarter world.”

In April 2020, 马克带领奥的斯成功地脱离了母公司,回归了独立品牌的根基, publicly traded company on the NYSE. That year, in response to the urgent problems of social unrest and entrenched racism, Marks和她的行政领导团队还开发并实施了“CQ9游戏对改变的承诺”,确定行动的优先次序,建立问责制,以消除偏见和不平等,并最终衡量整个组织的进展. In addition to working on comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, Marks has been an advocate for diversifying talent in the fields of science, technology, 工程和数学(STEM),并确保STEM项目和机会尽早引入世界各地代表性不足的社区.

“你为什么不想要一个更广泛的人才库来解决CQ9游戏面临的最具挑战性的问题呢?” Marks reflected in her Soaring Together: Celebrating Lehigh Women and 50 Years of Coeducation profile. “更多的女性和工程领域的多样性带来了更多解决问题的方法,坦率地说,也带来了更多的成功. 几项研究表明,女性拥有高水平的情商, so as more women enter the engineering field, 这可能有助于推进STEM解决方案执行的下一个层次的思考,” she said.

Marks began her career at IBM Federal Systems, later acquired by Loral and then Lockheed Martin, 在那里,她曾担任多个部门的领导职务,并在8年多的时间里担任运输和安全解决方案和分销技术的两个运营部门的总裁.

In an article reflecting on her career, Marks said: “I like being at 50,000 feet, but I can dive as deep as anyone if need be … From the creation of an idea, 我领导过企业的业务开发和市场营销. I had a tremendous opportunity to learn every part of what we do, and that was a journey that began when I was very young. So, value your experiences, even at the bottom of the ladder, because they can go a long way to inform your leadership style later on.”

Marks曾被评为全球最具影响力的50位科技女性之一,并获得了国际自动化学会颁发的卓越领导力奖. In 2021, 她获世界大型企业联合会经济发展委员会颁发杰出领导奖。.  

她是Otis Worldwide Corporation和AdvanceCT的董事会成员, and is a member of the Business Roundtable.

Lehigh and Personal Connections

Originally from Philadelphia, 1984年,马克斯在里海大学获得电气工程学士学位,也是里海大学的一名家长; Marks’ daughter, Sasha, graduated from Lehigh with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2013.

While at Lehigh, Marks was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Gryphon Society, Hillel Society and the Society of Women Engineers.

Marks一直是里海倡议的支持者,该倡议旨在增加STEM学科的多样性,并曾担任科技女性班的客座演讲者. From 2006 to 2016, she served as a member of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Advisory Council.

Visit the Commencement website for more information on Commencement programming and updates.

The 2022 schedule is as follows:

Sunday, May 22 - 10:00 a.m. ET at Goodman Stadium

Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Recognizing master’s and doctoral candidates from the class.


Sunday, May 22 - 4:00 p.m. ET at Packer Memorial Church

Baccalaureate Service


Monday, May 23 - 10:00 a.m. ET at Goodman Stadium

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

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