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Sharon Barner, left, will become Cummins Inc.’s chief administrative officer in April. She will be replacing Marya Rose, right, who has been with the company for over 20 years. Courtesy photos

Sharon Barner, the general counsel of Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins Inc., will become its chief administrative officer in April, according to an announcement in an SEC filing Tuesday.  Her move strengthens the recent trend of legal leaders taking executive roles outside of the legal department.

Barner, who has served as general counsel since January 2012, will take over for Marya Rose when she retires. Rose has served as chief administrative officer of the global energy technology company since 2011.

Dan Clark

Dan covers cyber security, legal operations and intellectual property for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @Danclarkalm.

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