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Pamela Carter, President Cummins Distribution Business
In 2007, Pamela was named President of Cummins Distribution. She is the first woman to lead one of Cummins’ four major business units and today oversees a profitable, multibillion dollar business with a presence in 190 countries and territories and some 13,000 employees.
Cummins is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines, power systems and related technologies. The Company, based in Columbus, Ind., had sales of $18 billion in 2011.
In a highly successful career that has spanned numerous continents there have always been three constants in Pamela Carter’s life: achieving outstanding results, being a pioneer in spirit and accomplishments, and loving her family and friends.
Jane Fraser, CEO Citi Private Bank
Jane Fraser has been the head of Citi’s Global Private Bank since April 2009 and is also responsible for coordinating Citi’s Advisory Boards. She was Global Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for Citi from October 2007 to May 2009 and also led the firmwide re-engineering effort. She joined Citi in 2004 as the Head of Client Strategy for the Global Banking division.
Jane has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. She is a board member of the Touch Foundation in New York, which runs a medical college and hospital, and works to improve the health care system in Tanzania, Africa. She is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Jane sits on Citi’s Business Development Committee and on the Management Committee of the Institutional Clients Group. Jane is married with two boys and is based in London.
Lynn Utter, President and COO Knoll Office
Lynn Utter was appointed president and COO of Knoll, North America, in 2008. Her role was expanded to include global responsibilities for Knoll Office in 2011. Knoll (NYSE: KNL) is recognized worldwide as a leading designer and manufacturer of branded furniture and textiles, focusing on innovation and modern design for work environments and residences.
Lynn is a currently a director for WESCO International and serves or has served on a number of nonprofit boards with United Way, Stanford Graduate School of Business, McCombs School of Business, and the University of Texas Exes. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and has held a number of leadership roles with entities supporting the advancement of women in the workplace. Lynn has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex and is a recipient of the John Gardner Award for service from Stanford.
Lynn earned her BBA in business administration in the honors program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1986. Lynn and her husband Ward reside in Pennsylvania with their two children.
Kathy Zachem, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs Comcast Corporation
Kathy Zachem serves as Senior Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, she oversees the company’s advocacy before federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, and state regulatory and legislative bodies.
Kathy was named among the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” in 2010 and is regularly named to “The CableFAX Top 100” list by CableFAX magazine. Washingtonian recognized her as one of “Washington’s Best” lawyers, and Chambers USA listed her as one of the leading lawyers in the telecom, broadcast and satellite fields. Kathy is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and has served several terms on its Executive Committee and Foundation Board, and is a recipient of the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. She is also a board member of the Washington Tennis & Educational Foundation.
Kathy received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from George Washington University. She resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Dan and daughter Alexandra.
Elizabeth Grayer, President of Legal Momentum