Business 100 - 2008

Margaret M. Smyth/United Technologies

Margaret Smyth recently joined United Technologies as its Vice President and Controller.  In this role, she is responsible for many of the global finance functions for this $50 billion plus, Dow 30 diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. Prior to her current position Margaret was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of 3M and a senior partner at two leading global accounting and professional services firms in New York City.

Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Fordham University,  and her master’s degree in accounting from NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, graduating summa cum laude from both. She currently serves as a Director for the following not-for-profit organizations: Concern Worldwide (U.S.) , Fordham University, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

A second-generation Irish-American and an Irish citizen, Margaret is married and  has two sons.