CENTRAL POINT, OR – In early November, Dogs for Better Lives’ (DBL) national board approved their newest member, Cindy Culbertson (WA), as well as expanding the size of the board from 20 to up to 24 members.
With this appointment, DBL’s national board moves to 21 voting members. Outside of six directors from across Oregon, the board includes members residing in nine other states across the country, including California (2), Massachusetts (2), North Carolina (3), New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State (3), and the District of Columbia.
“The board of directors are pleased to welcome Cindy Culbertson onto DBL’s National Board,” stated Board Chairman Dr. Danielle Rose. “Cindy’s expertise in technology and finance will quickly help to augment DBL’s national board and its diversifying presence nationally and particularly across the south-central region.”
With a passion for leveraging technology and finance to drive positive change, Cindy is excited to contribute to Dogs for Better Lives. Cindy’s expertise in data-driven strategy, financial stewardship, and commitment to innovation will be invaluable in advancing DBL’s mission to enhance the lives of people and dogs.
“As DBL continues to expand the makeup of its national board, Cindy Culbertson will further augment the diverse expertise found across this group,” stated CEO Bryan Williams. “From committee participation to regional networking and advocacy, Cindy will play a crucial role in helping to further advance DBL as a national leader in the Assistance Dog world.”
Cindy Culbertson brings an exceptional track record of leadership and expertise in data science, finance, and technology, honed over a distinguished career at some of the world’s leading companies.
Currently, Cindy is the Director of AET’s Data Platform, Science, Analytics, Communications, and Content at Amazon, a position held since April 2021. In this role, Cindy oversees teams that are pivotal in enabling data-driven decisions and implementing data science solutions across Amazonian Experience & Technology products and services. Their work is integral to transforming critical business data into automated products, planning, and operational reporting, enhancing Amazon’s operational efficiency and product innovation.
Prior to this, Cindy demonstrated financial leadership as the CFO and Global Head of Finance for various sectors within Amazon, including Amazon Global IT, AWS Managed Services, AWS Support, Alexa Shopping, and Digital Services and Consumable Goods. These roles underscored Cindy’s ability to manage large-scale financial operations and guide strategic financial planning in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.
Cindy also has a rich background in information security and internal audit, having served as the IT Director for Global Information Security and the Director for Internal Audit for Global Financial, Operational, and IT Systems at Mary Kay Inc. This experience is complemented by Cindy’s earlier tenure at FedEx in Real Estate Investments and significant roles in investments and financial services at Goldman Sachs, Abbott Laboratories and Arthur Andersen.
With a passion for leveraging technology and finance to drive positive change, Cindy is excited to contribute to Dogs for Better Lives. Cindy’s expertise in data-driven strategy, financial stewardship, and commitment to innovation will be invaluable in advancing our mission to enhance the lives of people and dogs.
“Joining Dogs for Better Lives’ national board was a decision driven by my passion for making a difference using my skills in technology and finance,” stated Cindy. “DBL’s innovative approach to training and placing Assistance Dogs, free of charge, with those in need resonates deeply with my commitment to service and efficiency. I am inspired by the opportunity to support their mission of empowering individuals with disabilities through the companionship and assistance of these remarkable dogs.”
To learn more about DBL’s National Board of Directors and/or with inquiries in joining the board, visit… https://bit.ly/2BrQZfU. You can also visit DBL’s profile on cariclub and Boardlead to learn more.
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Dogs for Better Lives is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on the professional training and placement of Hearing Assistance Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, and Facility Dogs. Accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and recognized by Charity Navigator as a top 4-star nonprofit, Dogs for Better Lives has been rescuing dogs, bettering lives, and providing Assistance Dogs since 1977.