New Member Spotlight: Cindy Orlandi

Name: Cindy Orlandi, ABC, APR, RYT

Title:  Retired and pursuing my passions

Career: I retired in 2018 from corporate America after a 40-year career in public relations and marketing with three energy companies, a high-tech public relations firm and civil engineering and planning firm.

Even though I’m retired, I’m still principal of my own firm: Cyndosura, Brilliant Communications, and open to freelance projects that may be mutually beneficial. 

I also enjoy attending classes and studying subjects of interest to me.

What You Should Know:

I retired in 2018 after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that attacks my arteries. At age 62, I decided to focus on family and projects that I am passionate about.

One of the projects will be to write a book about exercise for people who are diagnosed with the same rare autoimmune disease. When I looked for such a book, I saw one that didn’t exist, so I am about to fill a need for people who share my disease. In my case, only a specialist cardiologist was able to determine the cause and provide treatment that included angioplasty, stent, and drugs to suppress my immune system. 

Education:

BS Journalism, 1978, Bowling Green State University

MBA Marketing, 1985, University of Toledo

AWC Focus:

I was a student member and officer while attending Bowling Green State University in the 1970s.  After graduation, I became active with IABC and PRSA and only occasionally attended WIC/AWC meetings in Toledo and Detroit over the past 40 years.

I learned this summer about AWC Detroit’s program to bring Little Lending Libraries to the Detroit Public Library system. I am glad to volunteer for such a great cause with AWC.  I participated in some of the kickoff events at the Detroit libraries and also donated copies of the Love is a Dog and Some Crayons Weimaraner Coloring Book to benefit Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue.

Personal:

2019-02-01T20:55:20+00:00December 19, 2018|

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