Cummins Chief Administrative Officer Marya Rose is joining the board of directors at Duke Energy, the North Carolina-based utility announced.
The appointment is effective Friday. The addition of Rose means that women now hold a quarter of Duke Energy’s 16 board positions.
Rose has been the CAO at Cummins since 2011, after serving as general counsel and corporate secretary for a decade. Cummins is one of the world’s biggest companies producing onsite power gen-sets fueled by diesel, natural gas, hybrid and electric resources. The company, which totals about $20 billion in annual sales, is debuting its new HSK78G gas-fired generator series during the 2019 Middle East Electricity event at the Dubai World Trade Centre next week.
Rose will join Duke’s board committees on compensation and regulatory policy-operations.
“Marya Rose brings strong leadership experience in a wide range of key corporate functions at a highly respected company known for growth and innovation,” said Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re excited to have her join Duke Energy’s board during this transformative time for our company, and we look forward to her contributions.”
As Cummins’ general counsel, Rose transformed the legal function from a U.S. organization to a global one, with lawyers in China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Africa. As corporate secretary, she advised Cummins’ board on shareholder strategy.
Prior to joining Cummins, Rose served two Indiana governors and practiced law in Indianapolis.
She has held leadership positions on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (now Newfields), Hoosier Women Forward, and 16 Tech.
Rose holds a law degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis (now the McKinney School of Law), and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College.
Duke Energy is among the biggest utility holding companies in the U.S. It has approximately 7.5 million electric customers in six states and another 1.6 million receiving gas service.