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Cynthia Plouché

Advisory Board


Cynthia has extensive experience in the financial and operational oversight of for-profit, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. She is a lifelong learner who continues to pursue impactful learning and involvement related to educational access and the impact of belonging and inclusion on the success of teenagers and young adults. Currently, she serves as board president for the Chicago High School for the Arts and additional boards include the Northern Institutional Funds and Northern Funds where she is chair of the Funds’ governance committees. Cynthia holds a Wharton MBA and a Harvard University undergraduate degree.


Her professional career has incorporated risk, control and compliance responsibility at both implementation and oversight levels. Cynthia has an extensive background in the financial services industry with more than twenty-five years of experience as a fixed income portfolio manager and financial executive. Cynthia began her investment management career with Equitable Capital Management Corporation in New York.


Cynthia regularly volunteers her time in consulting to non-profit and women-led initiatives. She is an Advisor to a STEM organization that, to date, has educated over 4K girls through 3D printing, CAD and other leading technologies. Her community and civic leadership is extensive with over twelve years of serving in locally elected leadership roles including five years as Township Assessor for Moraine Township following her term as a local school board member. Cynthia is a long-time volunteer and supporter of local high school student programs and is a school liaison and interviewer for the Harvard Club of Chicago. In recent years she has participated as panelist and moderator for youth-oriented events, Environment Social & Governance (ESG), Diversity & Inclusion, and Fund industry forums.

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