Top Executive of Eaton Corporation Joins Communities In Schools of NC

Suzanne Burns Joins Statewide Board

Raleigh, NC, September 28, 2006 --( Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) has announced the addition of Suzanne Burns, Vice President of Eaton Corporation, to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors for CISNC provides direction in planning and policy decisions, oversees financial development and monitors implementation of goals and objectives of the non-profit to help ensure best practices and results. Board members also serve as advocates and spokespersons for CIS to the community at large.

Ms. Burns serves as Eaton Corporation's Vice President for global power quality business serving healthcare, IT and telephony markets. Formerly, she was Integration Director for Eaton’s $2 billion acquisition of Aeroquip-Vickers and Director-International Development where she established fifteen start-up investments in China, Korea and Brazil. She has extensive experience in selecting, integrating and running global businesses and, as a former consultant with A.T. Kearney, Inc., advised companies such as General Electric, Xerox and Bayer.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Suzanne Burns to the Board of Directors for Communities In Schools of North Carolina,” said Linda Harrill, President and CEO of CISNC. “Ms. Burns brings added experience and insight, both of which allow us to continue to strengthen and diversify our Board. Her commitment to Communities In Schools demonstrates how business leaders recognize that helping our students stay in school and succeed in life is vital to the future of North Carolina commerce.”

About Communities In Schools of NC, Inc.
Communities In Schools has earned its place as the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. There are 36 local operational programs in North Carolina serving over 400 schools and other sites. During the past school year, CIS served over 80,000 youth and family members and it maintains a presence in the four largest school districts in North Carolina. For more information on CISNC visit

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