Una PulizziGlobal Director, Public Affairs & Senior Strategic Advisor Corporate Communications, GE Capital
Global Director, Public Affairs & Senior Strategic Advisor Corporate Communications
Una Pulizzi is the Global Director, Public Affairs and Senior Strategic Advisor Corporate Communications in Washington DC. Una joined GE’s newly formed global public affairs team in 2010. She helped establish the Public Affairs function at GE – positioning the Company as an industry thought leader helping to catalyze commercial engagement and reputation growth. She has led global issue management for the company and drives campaign engagement on key policy priorities. Una has led the development of GE’s Global Innovation Barometer, a global survey of 25 countries on the detriments and drivers of innovation and has built a grassroots capability for the company.
Una was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She attended Vanderbilt University and started her career as a political appointee in the U.S. government first at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and then at the U.S. Treasury Department. In 2001, she moved to London to join Citigroup. While there she managed Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for Citi’s Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region. She moved back to the U.S. with Citi in 2005 to work with the Corporate and Investment Bank. In 2007, Una joined the World Bank as Director of Communications for a research and policy group focused on microfinance.
Una is married and lives in Bethesda, MD with her daughter Nora and son Luca.