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Pamela L. Carter

Pamela L. Carter (2011)

Columbus, Indiana


SinceDecember 2007, Mrs. Pamela L. Carter has served as President of CumminsDistribution Business. Prior to this, she was Vice President, CumminsFiltration (2005-2007); Vice President Fleetguard (2004-2005); Vice President,Global Sales, Marketing, Logistics, and Distribution, Fleetguard(2001-2004);  Vice President AreaBusiness Director and General Manager, Fleetguard-Nelson for Europe, MiddleEast and Africa (2000-2001); and Vice President and General Counsel andCorporate Secretary (1997-2000). Prior to joining Cummins, Inc., Mrs. Cartergarnered a distinguished legal and political career, including election asAttorney General for the State of Indiana from 1993 to 1997. She is the firstwoman and first African-American Attorney General elected on a state level.Following her term as Attorney General, she served as Parliamentarian of theIndiana House of Representatives. Appointed by Governor Evan Bayh, Mrs. Carterserved as Deputy Chief of Staff from 1988-1992. In 1997, as partner in the lawfirm of Johnson, Smith, Pence, Densborn, Wright and Heath, Mrs. Carterspecialized in the areas of litigation, healthcare, regulatory, antitrust,general corporate and economic development. Mrs. Carter has served as Directorof Spectra Energy Corp.; CSX Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Sub-Saharan AfricaAdvisory Committee); member of the Indiana University Law School Board ofVisitors; and member of the Columbus (Indiana) Education Coalition Board. Mrs.Carter is recipient of the Indiana University School of Law Outstanding Alumniof the Year Award; Transformative Leadership Award as in-house counsel; andrecipient of fellowships from the University of Michigan’s School of SocialWork and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior ExecutivesProgram Master’s in Public Administration Group.  She has also been awarded several honorarydegrees. Ms. Carter earned the AB Degree, cum laude, University of Detroit(’71); Master’s in Social Work, University of Michigan (’73); and Juris Doctorfrom the Indiana University School of Law (’84).