Cynthia Augustine, a human resources manager at New York-based FCB, has been elected to Save the Children’s Board of Trustees, the global humanitarian and relief organization announced today.
Cindy is currently employed at global advertising agency FCB, where she is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources, including recruiting, talent development, organization design, change management, compensation and benefits, as well as diversity and inclusion programs for the global network. She has also led human resources for Scholastic Inc., The New York Times Company and people development for Time Warner.
Before her career in human resources, Cindy worked as a lawyer, specializing in employment law, labor relations and employee benefits, at the New York Times Company, and later as a partner at Sabin, Bermant and Gould LLP. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School, and her BA at Sarah Lawrence College.
Cynthia has been named one of Savoy magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America, one of the 25 Influential Black Women Business honorees by The Network Journal, and one of Crain’s 100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders in New York.
“Save the Children is really pleased to welcome Cynthia Augustine to our board of trustees,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “Cynthia is a natural leader and has tremendous business acumen, and she will bring valuable insight to the work Save the Children does with children in the U.S. and abroad. We are looking forward to the impact she will have on our organization.”
“I am humbled and honored to join the Board of Save the Children,” says Cynthia. “I am inspired by Save the Children’s work of creating sustainable change in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, children around the world. Save the Children improves the health, education and wellbeing of children in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as recognizing the special needs of children in emergency and crisis situations, which are too often overlooked when tragedy and natural disaster strike. It is very rewarding to support Save the Children’s mission and work, improving the lives of children world-wide.”
A dedicated mentor, Cindy makes time to guide others, bake and enjoy time with her husband and their two children.