Cummins executive charged with leading foundation
"Corporate responsibility is one of Cummins core values, and is very important to me personally," Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins, said. "Over the past several years, I have worked closely with Mary on corporate responsibility, especially as the leadership sponsor of TEC: Technical Education for Communities. Through our work together, I have experienced Mary's energy and endless idea-generating approach. Mary is deeply committed to our communities, especially the opportunities for jobs and improved lives that we work to provide to the most disadvantaged."
The Cummins Foundation is the global giving arm of the Indiana-based firm, which designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies worldwide. The foundation makes grants primarily in Cummins’ communities around the world and for projects that engage Cummins employees.
Since joining Cummins in 2011, Chandler has helped lead the development of policy and strategic programs related to corporate responsibility, including designing a metrics-based approach to TEC: Technical Education for Communities, the company's global initiative that targets technical skills gap through local vocational education programs.
Her accomplishments over the past four years as the Cummins' corporate responsibility director of Global Strategic Investments and Policy is what led to her new appointment, Linebarger said.
"I am excited to work with Mary to ensure that corporate responsibility continues to thrive and that Cummins and our employees are always serving and improving our communities – it's a big part of who we are as a company and a global citizen."