Cynthia Bowen, FAICP


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FAICP Statement

As the youngest and only sixth female president to serve in the history of the American Planning Association, Cynthia Bowen exemplifies leadership in the planning profession. During her 23 year career, she has led many multi discipline projects in diverse and disadvantaged communities from the Midwestern United States to Middle Eastern countries such as United Arab Emirates, Libya, and Egypt. In addition to mentoring other planning professionals, Cynthia has served in key community and university roles for more than 10 years. Her passion for fair planning and respect of cultural values makes Cynthia a true global leader in the profession.

Professional Biography

Cynthia Bowen led projects in the Middle East for more than six years in the countries of Libya, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar. She has also worked in China. She saw how these communities developed both physically and culturally. Being a woman working in the middle east, she had to be mindful of her approach to working with foreign leaders and clients, especially in Saudi Arabia and Libya. She also had to be mindful of their cultural rules and plan for their societies values and not American's values.

Education

160207 | Ball State University
Graduation Date: May, 1996
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree

Job History

Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Director of Planning
October,2015 - Present
Indianapolis, IN
None
United States

CHA Consulting (Formerly RW Armstrong)
Director of Planning
January,2007 - October,2015
Indianapolis, IN
None
United States

HNTB Corporation
Senior Planner/PM/Marketing
August,1998 - January,2007
Indianapolis, IN
None
United States

Camiros
Associate
May,1996 - August,1998
Chicag0, IL
None
United States