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As Chief People Officer for Compass Group USA, Cindy leads the diversity and inclusion (D&I) agenda for the one of the largest companies in the United States, empowering associates to succeed through a culture of belonging. Since serving on the Executive Committee, Cindy has overseen the first-ever company-wide D&I survey, the establishment of initiatives confronting unintentional biases and micro-aggressions, growth in salaried ethnic minority representation and the recognition of best practices through an Associate Inclusion Excellence Award. Cindy’s leadership and commitment to diversity is reflected in Compass Group USA’s consistent acknowledgement by outside organizations, including being named a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity five years in a row. Cindy’s service on the boards and committees of numerous external organizations, including Charlotte Center City, American Heart Association, and Jose Andres World Central Kitchen, focus on D&I-related issues.