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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
E. Scott Santi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Mr. Santi joined ITW in 1983 and has spent his entire career with the company. He was elected Executive Vice President in 2004 and named Vice Chairman in 2008. He became the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2012 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2015.
Mr. Santi is a member of the Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW)
Mr. Santi graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received a master’s in Business Administration from the JL Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
Senior VP, Chief HR Officer
Katie Lawler is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Ms. Lawler joined ITW in October 2014 and previously served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for GATX Corporation. Prior to joining GATX, she held a wide range of positions in operations, human resources and law with Tribune Media (formerly Tribune Company).
Ms. Lawler began her professional career as an attorney in private practice handling labor and employment matters.
Ms. Lawler graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and received a law degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.