Cynthia is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Government & Public Services practice and assists federal clients in developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs. She attended the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University and has an MBA from Georgia State University and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College. She has more than 20 years of federal ERM and financial management experience at the US Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) where she served as chief risk officer.
In addition to her experience at FSA, Cynthia was a senior advisor on ERM at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to share her technical expertise on federal ERM. While at OMB, she finalized the ERM section of Circular A-123 and led the effort to develop and socialize the “Enterprise Risk Management Playbook.”
Cynthia’s knowledge of ERM and ability to establish and maintain an effective ERM program are recognized within the ERM community. She is currently a vice president at-large of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and was named the 2015 ERM Professional of the Year by AFERM.