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Sharon R. Barner

Sharon R. Barner

Director Since: 2021

Age: 63

Committees: Governance and Nominating Committee

Career Highlights and Qualifications: Ms. Barner is currently Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of Cummins Inc., a global power leader. Previously she served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2012 to March 2021.

Prior to joining Cummins, from 2009 to 2011, Ms. Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she was responsible for patent and trademark operations. From 1996 to 2009, Ms. Barner practiced law at Foley & Lardner LLP where she held a number of leadership roles, including as a member of its Executive Management Committee, chair of its Intellectual Property Department, and chair of its Chicago Intellectual Property practice area.

Other Current Affiliations: Ms. Barner serves on the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Eskenazi Health Foundation. She also serves as a Trustee to the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in Intellectual Property Law.

Previous Directorships: Ms. Barner served on the board of Walker Innovations Inc.

Attributes and Skills: With more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Barner is an international business leader and lawyer who has assisted public and privately held technology, automotive and life sciences companies in protecting and growing their businesses worldwide. Her legal background, intellectual property knowledge and recognized leadership bring valuable insight and perspectives to the Board.

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