Cindy is responsible for the overall management of office activities, including the IT infrastructure, at Innovation Works. She works directly with the property manager regarding facility issues; such as, HVAC, electronic access, and cleaning. She oversees the IT infrastructure, including providing basic help desk support, ordering equipment and software licenses, as well as coordinating support from outside IT engineers when needed. Her duties also include providing administrative assistance to the President & CEO, as well as the Chief Investment Officer and Entrepreneurial Executive Team. In her role with Innovation Works, she coordinates working space arrangements, and has coordinated office renovations and office relocations.
Cindy brings over 20 years of experience to Innovation Works and has supported executives in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including the mining, accounting, legal, and utility industries. Prior to joining Innovation Works, Cindy held the position of Executive Assistant to the CEO at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, an economic development organization.
A native of Beaver County, Cindy graduated from Robert Morris University and began her career with a British coal mining manufacturer. During the school year Cindy works with King Elementary, a Pittsburgh Public School, to help make the holidays a little brighter for the K-3 students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking in the mountains and along the rivers, and traveling around the country to experience the richness and culture of America. Cindy has also volunteered with local organizations to help feed those in need.
As one of the many faces of Innovation Works, you have probably met me when visiting our office in the Northside. As the Office Manager, I wear many hats at Innovation Works (IW) including providing administrative support to top management in the organization, and helping to organize and staff events. I also manage facilities and IT, think of me as the help desk for staff when it comes to all things furniture, equipment, office temperatures, and computer problems.
After graduating from Robert Morris University, I began my career in the private sector with a British manufacturer of coal mining equipment where I learned all about the British culture. After working at an accounting firm, I moved to the non-profit world where I found that I was able to help make a difference in the Pittsburgh area.
A native of Beaver County, I have a strong interest in improving the quality of life for residents in and around Pittsburgh and am lucky to get to have a part in that improvement in both my professional and personal lives. I truly believe that startup companies are the future of Pittsburgh, and I am thrilled to be part of a group that works to get local entrepreneurs the assistance needed to grow their companies.
During the school year I work with King Elementary, a Pittsburgh Public School, to help make the holidays a little brighter for the K-3 students. I also volunteer with local organizations to help feed the hungry. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking in the mountains and along the rivers, and traveling around the country to experience the richness and culture of America.