Governance and Global Business Strategy
Cynthia Hardy Young is a leader with global and community perspective, as well as strategic, leadership and diagnostic acumen. Cynthia has managed profit and loss of multi-billion dollar divisions in domestic and international publicly- traded companies and practiced as an attorney in law firm and corporate settings. Her experience as a corporate executive, attorney, risk management and governance professional, and entrepreneur uniquely positions her to build and revamp organizations. Cynthia is CEO & Founder of Pivot Global Partners, LLC, a consulting firm that works with mid-size and larger organizations at an inflection point, using its Design Agility method to reposition customer/stakeholder engagement, leadership performance, and financial, process and growth-focused operations.
Cynthia is the former Global Head of Agency at AIG where she led a $7.5 billion retail sales distribution channel operating in over 40 countries. She previously served as President of Encompass Insurance, a $2.5 billion division of Allstate Insurance, President of Personal Lines Division at Hanover Insurance, Vice President of Product Management at The Hartford, Auto Product Manager and Claims Attorney at Progressive Insurance, and litigation associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Cynthia leads the Governance Committee of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors. Cynthia also is a former board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, Communities in School of Chicago and the Institute for Student Achievement. Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Xavier University of Louisiana and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.