International Business Exchange
- April 21
8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Ogletree Deakins
191 Peachtree ST. NE, Suite 4800
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States + Google Map
Cynthia is an expert at accelerating performance through change. Her acumen is the result of building a professional services transformation firm, managing profit and loss of multi-billion dollar divisions in domestic and international publicly-traded companies, and practicing as an attorney in law firm and corporate settings with an emphasis on corporate defense, directors’ and officers’ liability and risk management.
Cynthia is CEO & Founder of Pivot Global Partners, a professional services firm that designs and implements people and process solutions for mid-sized and larger organizations. Pivot Global builds and revamps infrastructure to help organizations scale and grow. Its work includes using its proprietary Design AgilityTM method to help companies develop leadership as the foundation for culture, design forward looking organizational structures, improve processes and manage change.
Cynthia is the former Global Head of Agency at AIG where she led a $7.5 billion retail sales channel operating in over 40 countries. Cynthia previously served as President of Encompass Insurance, a $2.5 billion division of Allstate Insurance, as well as President, Personal Lines Division, Hanover Insurance, and Vice President, Product Management, Personal Lines, The Hartford. Cynthia also held other profit and loss management roles at The Hartford and Progressive Insurance, in addition to commercial specialty claims roles at Progressive.
As an attorney, Cynthia handled claims made under community bank directors’ & officers’ liability, bankers’ blanket bond, trust errors & omissions and employment practices liability products in Progressive’s Professional Liability Group. She also was a litigation associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in its Cleveland, OH headquarters.
Cynthia has a keen appreciation for stakeholder interests. She has managed governmental relationships at all levels, building advocacy among corporate and community constituencies and advancing national, state and local policy issues.
Professionally, Cynthia is a frequent speaker at industry and community events and is often quoted in trade journals. Personally, she is an ardent promoter of education initiatives and economic independence and mobility programs.
A native of Meridian, MS, Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Economics from Xavier University of Louisiana. She received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law where she was a legal writing teaching assistant and studied international law in London, England at Notre Dame’s London Law Program.