February 20, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced that Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors. She currently serves as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Cummins Inc.  

“Nicole joins the Foundation board at a transformative time as we implement our bold new vision to go farther together with partners across business, government, and philanthropy,” said U.S. Chamber Foundation President Carolyn Cawley. “Nicole has led a remarkable career, working deeply in communities to drive change at every level – locally, nationally, and globally. We’ll be drawing upon her extensive service in both the private and public sectors as we embark on this era of heightened impact at the Foundation.”  

With more than 30 years of executive-level experience, Nicole has a unique perspective that will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its mission. In the public sector, Nicole was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve as Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services in the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. She also served by presidential appointment as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the private sector, Nicole has held several senior leadership roles including managing director and head of the Washington, DC office of Kroll; senior vice president at Albright Stonebridge Group; managing partner at Foley & Lardner LLP; and equity partner at Dykema Gossett PLLC. An accomplished attorney, Nicole is admitted to the Michigan and Indiana State Bars and is an alumna of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.  Nicole also serves on the boards of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) and Kroll. 

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors and look forward to supporting the Foundation’s impactful programming which, with the support of the business community, makes a positive difference in the U.S. and around the world,” added Lamb-Hale.   

In 2023, the U.S. Chamber Foundation introduced a new growth strategy, which included refreshed purpose and values, and a new operating model that builds on proven capabilities. The organization also announced three core areas of work to make the greatest impact in civics and democracy, disaster resilience, and workforce. Read our latest impact report to learn more about how we are translating this vision into action.