Alumni Spotlights

Pamela L. Carter, J.D., `84

President, Cummins Distribution Business, Former Indiana Attorney General

Pamela L. Carter entered the record books when she became the first African American state attorney general in United States history in 1993, as well as the first female attorney general for the state of Indiana. She remembers her days at the Indiana Attorney General’s office with enthusiasm. “We had a fabulous office. We won more U.S. Supreme Court cases and more Best Brief Awards than any other attorney general’s office in the nation,” she says. Her 15-year career as a social worker, along with her law degree, helped her land her first job in the public sector, which was as Deputy Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant for Health Policy and Human Services for then-Indiana Governor Evan Bayh. Turning her talents to international business, she has held a number of positions in this country and abroad and is now the president of Cummins Distribution.