Vice President and General Counsel, Cummins Inc.
Nicole Lamb-Hale is Vice President and General Counsel of Cummins Inc. She brings a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors to her role, where she leads a global team of attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals. Nicole was previously nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services in the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). A Harvard Law School graduate and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is a past holder of the Gwendolyn and Colby King Endowed Chair for Public Policy at Howard University in Washington, DC.
As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Nicole created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Nicole's pledge here.
In 2018, Cummins launched Cummins Powers Women, its most ambitious community initiative to date with an $11 million endowment devoted to finding solutions to gender inequality wherever it exists. Former Vice President and General Counsel Sharon Barner reshaped Cummins’ legal department, increasing the number of women and minorities on her team, and then began working with outside counsel to increase the diversity of the teams working on Cummins’ matters.
Cummins was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Joined LCLD 2018
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Learning Experience (2019)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2018)
2022: Renee Lowe, Ozel Freeman; 2021: Courtney White, Rosemary James, Thea Kelly, Matthew Winings; 2020: Natalie Stucky, Malene Prince; 2019: Chris Tucker, Kristen Keefe
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2019: Trezell Ragas
Annual Meeting (2021)
Leadership Summit (2021)
Member: Nicole Lamb-Hale
Diversity Professionals: Sophie Zerbib