Sharon Barner

Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Cummins, Inc.

Sharon Barner

Sharon Barner

Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Cummins, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Cummins, Inc.
US Patent & Trademark Office

RelSci Relationships

2441

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1958

Age

63

Number of Awards

3

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Of Counsel at Brand Davis Elsea & Morelock

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Chief Executive Officer at Cummins, Inc.

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Executive Director-Corporate Communications at Cummins, Inc.

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Executive Director-Corporate Health & Safety at Cummins, Inc.

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Co-Chairman at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Cummins Power Generation, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Hoosier Women Forward

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Emission Solutions General Manager-Onhighway Business at Cummins, Inc.

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Board Member at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc.

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Sharon Barner
Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Cummins, Inc.
Education
Law Degree
Class of 1982

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Class of 1979

Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (later becoming Genesee College), founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, in 1831. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church. The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for women's ice hockey, and the rowing team. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Member
Current

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.

Career History
Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
2012 - Current

Cummins, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets diesel and natural gas engines. It operates through the following segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, Power Systems, and New Power. The Engine segment manufactures and markets diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins brand name, for the heavy- and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, construction, mining, marine, rail, oil and gas, defense, and agricultural markets. The Distribution segment consists of parts, engines, power generation and service, which service and distributes its products and services. The Components segment supplies products such as, aftertreatment systems, turbochargers, transmissions, filtration products, electronics and fuel systems for commercial diesel, and natural gas applications. The Power Systems segment engages in power generation, industrial and generator technologies. The New Power segment designs, manufactures, sells and supports hydrogen production solutions, as well as electrified power systems ranging from fully electric to hybrid along with components and subsystems, including battery and fuel cell technologies. The company was founded by Clessie Lyle Cummins and William Glanton Irwin on February 3, 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, IN.

Deputy Under Secretary, Commerce for Intellectual Property
2009 - 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification. The USPTO is based in Alexandria, Virginia, after a 2006 move from the Crystal City area of neighboring Arlington, Virginia. The offices under Patents and the Chief Information Officer that remained just outside the southern end of Crystal City completed moving to Randolph Square, a brand-new building in Shirlington Village, on April 27, 2009.The USPTO cooperates with the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as one of the Trilateral Patent Offices. The USPTO is also a Receiving Office, an International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Authority for international patent applications filed in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Partner
1996 - 2009

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2021 - Current

Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, they solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, Arconic Inc. deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.

Member, Board of Directors
2013 - 2017

Walker Innovation, Inc. is a holding company, develops and commercializes intellectual property assets. The company was founded in November 1998 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Member, Global Board of Directors
Current

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), originally founded as the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) in 1983, is a professional association serving the business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the world. ACC states that it has more than 34,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Established as the Indiana Health Institute in 1985 and renamed the Eskenazi Health Foundation in 2011, the Foundation’s board of directors and staff partner with Eskenazi Health to create a vital, healthy Indianapolis community.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2019

The mission of Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theater that engages, entertains, and challenges people in a way that helps build vibrant community.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,500 - $2,999
2018

The mission of Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theater that engages, entertains, and challenges people in a way that helps build vibrant community.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

To provide specialized health care to children with medically complex conditions.

$1,500 - $2,999
2017

The mission of Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theater that engages, entertains, and challenges people in a way that helps build vibrant community.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$2,500
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2012

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
2013
American Inns of Court - Professionalism Award
2011
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois - Women with Vision Award
2008
National Law Journal - 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America
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