Laura Wand

Senior Advisory Board member

Laura Wand is a seasoned Fortune 500 executive with deep experience growing industrial businesses and leading large, diverse, global teams. She has demonstrated the ability to create an innovation culture and to use product strategy as a growth engine.

Most recently, Ms Wand was in an entrepreneurial role as Chief Executive Officer for Shield T3, a university related organization of the University of Illinois which delivers large scale, rapid response COVID-19 saliva testing in the university, K-12 and high-tech manufacturing space. She is also an Independent Director for Burnham Holdings, Inc (BURCA), a $200 million manufacturer in the HVAC segment, where she serves on the Audit and Risk committee and the Human Resources Committee. Previously, Ms. Wand served as Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Control’s $2.5 billion Applied HVAC business. She reported to the President of Global Products, and worked to advance strategy, innovation roadmaps and resource allocation to scale the business and achieve global market leadership with 8% annual growth over 4 years. She retired from Johnson Controls in March 2020. Ms. Wand serves on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board of Directors, and the York College of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees (Vice Chair). She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation only community of the most successful women in business, representing companies with more than $1.4 trillion in combined revenue and employing more than 2.5 million people.