JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Pamela Carter, the first African-American woman elected as a state's attorney general, has been appointed to the board of directors at CSX Corporation.
Carter, a Democrat, was elected to the position of attorney general in Indiana on Nov. 3, 1992. Prior to her position as attorney general, Carter served as parliamentarian of the Indiana House of Representatives, deputy chief-of-staff to Gov. Evan Bayh, executive assistant for health policy and human services and security enforcement attorney for the office of the secretary of state.
Carter served as attorney general from 1993-1997. After leaving office, she joined Cummins, Inc., in 1997, and held a variety of leadership positions in the company. Since 2008, she has been the president of Cummins Distribution, a $1.8 billion division of Cummins Inc.
In addition to her new role on the board of directors at CSX Corporation, Carter serves on the board of directors of Spectra Energy Corporation.
"Pamela Carter brings strong operational experience and insight into regulatory and public policy matters," Michael J. Ward, CSX's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said.
"We are honored that she has agreed to serve as a director and to help lead the continued growth and success of our company."
CSX is one of the nation's leading transportation companies. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services, with a transportation network spanning approximately 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia.