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Earl Newsome

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Beacon (BECN): Member, Board of Directors
Navisite: Member, Board of Directors
First Independence Bank: Member, Board of Directors
Atmus: Member, Board of Directors

As Chief Information Officer of Cummins, Inc., a $30 billion global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells, and serves diesel and alternative fuel engines, Earl Newsome provides strategic leadership, drives key IT projects, and executes on overall business strategies. At Cummins he has lead a rejuvenation of the IT strategy with a program called renovate/renovate+ - leading the organization on a program to improve Agility, Resiliency, Capability on top of a world class foundation resulting in millions of dollars of savings, improvements in outcome delivery and customer satisfaction. A multifaceted technology executive, Earl’s 25+ years of global IT leadership experience is an asset to boards seeking to drive business efficiencies through digital transformation.

Prior to joining Cummins, Earl served as CIO of the Americas IT organization for Linde, PLC, a $28 billion global industrial gases, and engineering firm formed by the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, where he served as CIO. Previously, he was Corporate CIO and VicePresident, Digital, at technology company TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL), where he built a world-class IT organization that accelerated each business unit’s success with more than 350 staff, a $30 million budget and $27 million in capital. He also innovated a prototype smart cabinet that catalyzed core business growth. His efforts increased energy efficiency by 30 percent within an industrial cabinet and leveraged big data to deliver advanced analytics and recommend $10 million in churn reductions. In addition, he optimized the IT architecture, organization, and sourcing strategy to enhance the company’s core competencies that lead to a more than $8 million reduction in application support costs.

Previously, as Vice President, Global IT Services at Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL), Earl transformed the Shared Services organization into a global team, prepared the enterprise for global SAP deployment and established its Global Innovation Lab. As Senior Director, Strategy and Integration and Global Operations, for Bowne & Co., he directed the M&A strategy of the digital business unit and managed global operations. As VP and CIO of Owens-Illinois, he directed ITstrategy and transformed the IT organization into a center of customer service excellence.

Earlier in his career, Earl served as Partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the Mid-America/Gulf Coast Integration, Development and Infrastructure, and Oracle practices, while managing the U.S. Knowledge Communities for Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner at BDO Seidman and held management roles at Grant Thornton, Andersen Consulting and J.I. Case.

Earl served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Beacon (Nasdaq: BECN), Navisite, First Independence Corporation, and First Independent Bank, Detroit. He also serves on the West Point Association of Graduates’ Board of Directors and the Board of Visitors for Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business and Technology. Earl’s speaking credits include CIO Forum, Gartner Symposium, Harvard Business School, and numerous webinars. He is also a regular contributor for IT and business publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Award l Super Global from the New York CIO Leadership Association. Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines have also recognized him as among the world’s most influential and transformative business leaders.

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