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Joseph Perkins New Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Citizens Energy Group


INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group announced today that Joseph M. Perkins, Jr. has joined the organization as Senior Vice President & General Counsel. In his role at Citizens, Perkins will oversee Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs; Human Resources; Health Safety and Security; Internal Audit; and Environmental Stewardship.

“Joseph Perkins brings a wealth of legal experience to Citizens from more than 33 years as an attorney and general counsel for several organizations. His leadership skills and wide-ranging legal experience will be instrumental in the development and implementation of sound business strategies critical to the company’s success,” said Jeffrey Harrison, Citizens President & Chief Executive Officer.

Joseph Perkins
Joseph Perkins

For the past 5 years he has served as Corporate Counsel – Regulatory and Global Business Operations for Allison Transmission, Inc. In this role, Perkins served as the lead regulatory compliance attorney for the company, including global trade compliance and compliance with global mobile source emissions regulations.

Prior to his work with Allison, Perkins served in positions of increasing responsibility for other organizations including Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for NIBCO, Inc.; Deputy General Counsel for the Americas and Legal Quality Champion for Cummins, Inc.; Senior Counsel – Power Generation Americas; Litigation and Employment Law Associate for Kightlinger & Gray; Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis; and Litigation and Employment Law Associate for Locke Reynolds.

Perkins has a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Politics at Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also is a certified Six Sigma sponsor. In addition, Perkins has been recognized with numerous awards over his career including the Business Turn Around Award and First Chair Award as Top Assistant General Counsel at Cummins.

Throughout his career, Perkins has been very active in professional and community service. He is currently the Chair of the Martin University Board of Trustees, and a Board Member for the Indiana Stadium and Convention Center Building Authority. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Franklin College and was a member of the Indiana Election Commission

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 800,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities only for the benefit of customers and the community. Additional information is available online at Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube

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