Kim Cuccia is the new general counsel and corporate secretary for Merrillville-based NiSource Inc.
Cuccia had served as 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,” said Lloyd Yates, who took over as president and CEO of NiSource in February following the retirement of Joe Hamrock. “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 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 and deputy general counsel of regulatory in 2020.
“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, 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 law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law.
NiSource is the parent company of NIPSCO, which serves approximately 850,000 natural gas and 480,000 electric customers across 32 counties in northern Indiana.