Schuyla (sky-la) Goodson Jeanniton, leads the Global Contracts, Risk & Compliance Center of Excellence within Corporate Purchasing at Cummins Inc. She is a seasoned executive with domestic and global experience leading operational and strategic initiatives. Her career spans work across Africa, Asia and the Americas in business, legal and human resources. Schuyla spent 11 years in Johannesburg, South Africa working for two global corporations, Cummins Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. Professional highlights include practicing law in government, private practice, and in-house where she held positions as Legal Director, Group Intellectual Property Counsel, and Legal Advisor to the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Schuyla joined Cummins Inc. in 2010 to work on a refresh of the company’s Africa strategy. Her responsibilities expanded when she led marketing, communications, and facilities across Cummins Africa including opening the company’s first wholly-owned entity in Casablanca, Morocco. Schuyla was next tasked with leading Cummins Business Services – Africa in delivering HR, Accounting, and IT Services across the continent.
In 2014 Schuyla was appointed the Managing Director of Cummins Southern Africa where she led employees in the delivery of aftermarket sales, service and support in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Leveraging her emerging market experience, Schuyla transitioned back to the U.S. in September 2016 as the Operations Vice President – North, for Cummins Pacific where she managed a team in the delivery of aftermarket service and support in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Schuyla received her Juris Doctorate from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1992 and her Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College in 1987. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and her formative years were spent in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.