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Cynthia (Cindi) A. Pierce

Term: June 2012 – June 2018
NOLS Courses: 2011 Explorers Utah River Trip

Cynthia Pierce

Cindi, a CPA, is the Managing Partner of Crowe Horwath LLP’s National Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practice. Based in Crowe’s Chicago office, she has over 30 years of audit, tax, and consulting experience in the public sector industry. Her leadership positions with the firm include two terms on the firm’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Crowe Horwath Foundation, and Past Chair of the Crowe Horwath Audit Committee.

Cindi has been appointed to her second term on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. Her professional experience with NFP accounting and reporting standards are very appropriate to her role as the Chair of NOLS’ audit committee.

Cindi enjoys yoga, cycling, tennis, and skiing. She and her husband, Doug, have two children: Catherine, 27, and Andrew, 23. As a family they have traveled abroad extensively on vacations and school holidays to enrich their lives through the enhanced understanding of other cultures around the world. Their son Andrew is a NOLS alum from summer courses as well as a semester in Patagonia. Doug and Andrew enjoyed the Gannett Peak alumni trip, and Cindi and Doug joined NOLS trustees on a Lodore Canyon River rafting trip and look forward to expanding their NOLS experiences

Board of Trustees Profiles in Alphabetical Order …

Greg M. Avis
James B. Barnes
F. Fox Benton III
Robert O. Bethge
Caroline B. Burnett
Joan K. Chitiea
David W. Cohen
Howard P. Colhoun

T. Morgan Dixon
Jane Foley Fried
N. Stuart Harris
Stefan Jackson
Donald M. Kendall
Fred J. Kleisner
Douglas S. Luke
Homer L. Luther

Ethan O. Meers
Annie Morita
Herbie Ogden, M.D.
Cynthia A. Pierce
Marc B. Randolph
Monica Rimai
Michael Schmertzler
Gene R. Tremblay

Students practice real leadership at NOLS, especially skills like how to work together as a team to achieve a common goal.
Photo: Michelle Schibonski

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