Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. announced that Carole Casto, a leader in the company’s Corporate Responsibility program, will be Cummins’ new executive director of corporate communications.

“As Cummins grows into a global company, effective corporate communications takes great planning and strategic thinking to make sure the right message reaches the right audience. Carole has demonstrated she has those skills,” said Marya Rose, vice president and chief administrative officer at Cummins.

Casto currently serves as director of Community Engagement in Corporate Responsibility, playing a key role in the program’s expansion outside the United States. She also helped lead the process that resulted in the department focusing on three key issues: education, the environment and social justice/equal opportunity

Casto is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and joined Cummins in 2003. She will continue working on some key Corporate Responsibility initiatives as she makes the transition to her new role during the first quarter of the year. She will continue to be based in Indianapolis.