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Cynthia Andrews

Cynthia Andrews

Cynthia H. Andrews is the IBM Education Industry Business Development Executive in its Americas Public Sector East business unit. Cindy and her team work with colleges, universities and school districts to help them develop and provide flexible and secure infrastructures. This improves access for educational institutions, students, faculty, staff and the community to the learning process; instruction and learning thus become more innovative, richer, more inclusive, and critically engaging.

Cindy’s daily work includes leading projects that range from streamlining administrative processes (lowering the costs of operation) to helping teachers improve the education process and individual student performance through smart decision making techniques. Cindy is also heavily involved in IBM’s innovation in education initiatives such as next generation learning, pervasive campus and virtual desktop.  

She also serves as IBM’s Senior Location Executive in Cleveland. IBM has 355,766 employees worldwide; last year revenue was: $91.4 billion while serving customers in 170 countries.  

Cindy has held a number of sales and marketing positions at IBM. Upon earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, she began her career as a new business representative in her hometown of Philadelphia. She helped to initiate the IBM agent program, developing a network of IBM business partners prior to joining the Philadelphia regional staff. In 1991 she was promoted by IBM to join the newly created public sector branch as a marketing manager in Cleveland.  

She has been recognized by IBM for her accomplishments through Leadership and top salesperson awards. Cindy sits on the Board of the United Way, the Center for Families and Children, Business Volunteers Unlimited, and Oberlin Community Services. Cindy also sits on the Technology Advisory Board of the Kent State University College of Technology and is the past chair of the City of Cleveland Technology Advisory Group. She serves as a mentor through the Cleveland Adoption Network and is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2007.   

Cindy and her husband Geoffrey reside in Oberlin, where he serves as Superintendent of Schools. They have two children and two golden retrievers.