Meet Cynthia Pedigo, as she discusses and explores the successes and challenges of Intel’s project to build an expat ecosystem, to welcome their large expatriate population in Dalian, China.
Cynthia Reed Pedigo is a global program manager professional with experience in developing strategy, concept, design and delivery of unique programs in complex areas. Specialties include strategic planning and program design, strategic partnership development, education and workforce development, health care and clinic management, public affairs and creating an expatriate community and infrastructure in challenging locations.
Cynthia has been with Intel over 17 years and prior to her service at Intel, worked in the higher education industry. She is seen as an entrepreneur creatively designing complex projects to meet industry needs.
She designed and developed an award winning expatriate ecosystem in a Tier II city in NE China to recruit and retain top expat talent. This large scale effort included building a community for 1,000 expats including a K-12 international school, a western medical clinic, developing housing solutions and support services. She received four national industry awards for her work.
Cynthia was a key founder of Intel’s largest philanthropic program reaching 10 million teachers and has a strong background in community and employee engagement. She co-founded the United Nations Association in Austin and has served on several community boards.
Pedigo holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in International Relations and a bachelor’s in Russian and Government along with her teaching certification and real estate license.