Pamela L. Carter
Joined the Board in 2011
Since December 2007, Mrs. Pamela L. Carter has served as president of Cummins Distribution Business. Prior to this, she was vice president, Cummins Filtration (2005-2007); vice president, Fleetguard (2004-2005); vice president, Global Sales, Marketing, Logistics, and Distribution, Fleetguard (2001-2004); vice president, area business director and general manager, Fleetguard-Nelson for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (2000-2001); and vice president and general counsel and corporate secretary (1997-2000). Prior to joining Cummins, Inc.
Mrs. Carter enjoyed a distinguished legal and political career, including election as attorney general for the State of Indiana from 1993 to 1997. She is the first woman and first African-American attorney general elected on a state level. Following her term as attorney general, she served as Parliamentarian of the Indiana House of Representatives. Appointed by Governor Evan Bayh, Mrs. Carter served as deputy chief of staff from 1988-1992. In 1997, as partner in the law firm of Johnson, Smith, Pence, Densborn, Wright, and Heath, Mrs. Carter specialized in the areas of litigation, healthcare, regulatory, antitrust, general corporate, and economic development. Mrs. Carter has served as Director of Spectra Energy Corp.; CSX Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee); member of the Indiana University Law School Board of Visitors; and member of the Columbus (Indiana) Education Coalition Board.
Mrs. Carter is recipient of the Indiana University School of Law Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award; Transformative Leadership Award as in-house counsel; and recipient of fellowships from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives Program, Master’s in Public Administration Group. She has also been awarded several honorary degrees. She earned the AB Degree, cum laude, University of Detroit (’71); Master’s in Social Work, University of Michigan (’73); and Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law (’84).