April Miller Boise is executive vice president and chief legal counsel of Eaton, an intelligent power management company that provides sustainable solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, efficiently, and reliably.
As a member of Eaton’s executive leadership team, she is actively engaged in all aspects of the company’s business, including developing and implementing strategic initiatives through investment in digital technologies, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other adjacencies. Ms. Boise has global responsibility for legal, compliance, and corporate governance matters and manages enterprise-wide risks.
Ms. Boise is an accomplished C-suite executive and corporate board member with 25 years experience working with companies in a variety of industries including aerospace, electrical products and services, financial services, commercial transportation, automotive, mining, and oil & gas. She has a deep understanding of conducting business across borders and building effective teams despite language and cultural differences.
Ms. Boise serves on the Board of Directors of Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator that brings efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation, and the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Cincinnati, a wholesale bank providing financial services and liquidity for residential housing and economic development to financial institutions.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Boise practiced on Wall Street and later led the largest office of an AmLaw 200 law firm as managing partner and was a member of the firm’s eight-person executive committee. She effectively drove new strategic thinking regarding revenue and profit models during a period of significant industry change and market disruption. Additionally, she was the firm’s hiring partner, responsible for bolt on acquisitions and growing firm revenue by recruiting and integrating profitable practices. Ms. Boise was previously the chair of the firm’s Private Equity group and a founder and chair of its highly acclaimed women’s initiative.
Ms. Boise received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School, magna cum laude, where she studied accounting, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. She also completed an executive program in corporate strategy at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and was a German Marshall Fellow.
She is active in the community and serves as a Trustee of the Cleveland Clinic, and a member of the Board of the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, the City Club of Cleveland, and the Assembly for the Arts. Additionally, she is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Links Inc.
Ms. Boise is passionate about the role of women in society. She helped build a house on an all women crew with Habitat For Humanity and led an executive women’s tour group to the United Arab Emirates with stops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to learn about the role of women in Islamic countries.