Cindy Zook, CEO

With her vow to “never work on the margin,” Cindy is attracted to high impact work with individuals, teams and organizations producing real results that make a difference in the world. For more than thirty years, Cindy has brought her energy and drive to strategic and operational planning, organizational transformations, team development, and executive and leadership development in over a hundred private and public organizations including numerous Federal Departments and Agencies in the U.S. She has worked extensively with cross-cultural groups supporting clients at the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and other global companies.

Cindy is the lead facilitator for the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, the world’s premier women’s leadership program. NASA awarded Cindy the Exceptional Public Service Medal, the second highest civilian award. Cindy began her career as an economist at the Federal Aviation Administration and was recognized with the Exceptional Service Medal, the second highest award given to Federal employees.

Cindy attended the University of Virginia and received her B.A. in economics with George Mason University, earning the Weber Peterson Scholarship Award for the highest academic standing in Economics. She got her M.A. in Economics from George Washington University.

Meet Our Amazing Team!

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Jenna Dorn

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John Riordan

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Karen Chiodo

Jenna is a former CEO of several national non-profit organizations and a four-time Presidential appointee to leadership posts in the Federal Government. Passionate about helping others build individual leadership capacity, she is now an executive coach and strategic adviser. John began his career in Uganda in 1990 where he helped establish and lead the Cornerstone Leadership Academy for eight years. Returning to the U.S., he partnered with Cindy Zook Associates in 2000 as an expert consultant, trainer and executive coach. Karen worked in the marketing industry for 20 years before becoming the Business Manager for Cindy Zook Associates. As a team, we bring passion, insight and energy to our work and to our relationships with one another. We believe in being fully authentic and encourage our clients to do the same.

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