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Cynthia Wang

Deputy Director

Cynthia Wang (she/her) first came to know 501Commons as a client. Seeing the value that 501 Commons provides to nonprofit organizations, she later joined the Executive Service Corps as a volunteer management consultant and was the recipient of the John Pehrson Award in 2018. Before joining 501Commons, Cynthia served as the Interim Executive Director of Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), where she shaped its strategy and oversaw the overall operational management of the Agency.

In 2021, Cynthia retired from IBM as its Senior State Executive for Washington, where she was responsible for all operations and the safety and well-being of IBM employees in the state. While at IBM, she held numerous leadership roles in design, technology, and business management.

Cynthia received her MBA in finance and general management from Columbia Business School in New York. She also holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. When she is not busy with work, she volunteers her time at 501 Commons, the Downtown Urban Rest Stop, Neighborhood House, and PAWS Cat City.

Fun Fact: She and her husband live in Seattle with their beloved black cat.