General Counsel Appointed at NiSource

General Counsel Appointed at NiSource

NiSource announced Interim General Counsel Kim Cuccia has been appointed to the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately, after the conclusion of a nationwide search. Cuccia assumed the role of Interim General Counsel following the departure of Anne-Marie D’Angelo in late 2021.

“Kim Cuccia has an excellent legal mind and outstanding experience in the utilities sector. We are delighted to appoint her as our next General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,” said NiSource President and CEO Lloyd Yates. “Throughout her 14-year career at NiSource, Kim has served the company expertly in a number of legal and leadership roles of increasing importance. Her knowledge of the business along with her demonstrated ability to thoughtfully navigate complex issues make her acutely qualified to lead the next chapter for our legal function.”

Cuccia joined NiSource in November 2009, and since that time has held roles of increasing responsibility in the legal function and in business leadership. She was appointed Chief Counsel of all Columbia Gas companies and served as the lead for the deployment of the company’s Safety Management System in 2018. After serving as General Counsel for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for two years, Cuccia was appointed Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of Regulatory in 2020 – the role she held most recently prior to assuming Interim General Counsel.

“My time at NiSource has been incredibly rewarding, and I am honored to be formally appointed to role and to serve on the executive leadership team of the company,” Cuccia said. “NiSource’s team of legal and regulatory experts are among some of the best in the business, and I am honored to lead such an accomplished team.”

Cuccia recently joined the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the U.S. legal profession, showcasing the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and her Juris Doctor, Law from Valparaiso University School of Law.

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