Cynthia Sheppard Lavenson ‘73
Union College, BA ‘77
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA ‘82
Current: Independent Marketing Consultant in consumer products, healthcare and medical device industries.
Previous: Marketing Management at Gillette, Bausch & Lomb, and MCI Telecommunications; U.S. Congressional staffer for Rep. Joe Moakley;
Creator and co-author of Washington, DC: The Complete Guide.
Co-founder and Co-chair of Save Our Services, a grassroots coalition for the preservation of Wayland’s services and quality of life in a fiscally responsible manner.
A principal strategist for several successful town campaigns where voters approved funding for overrides to maintain school and town services; and a proposed new, state-subsidized high school facility (projected completion 2012).
Board of Directors, Wayland Public Schools Foundation
Board of Directors, Boston Foundation for Sight
Advice to Students
Challenge yourself to take advantage of the many opportunities outside the classroom, whether sports or other extracurricular activities. Volunteer work is especially gratifying. Find something you care about, and you can make a huge difference in the world. If you have a good idea that helps others – go for it!
“All of us will live on in the future we make.” Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
Inducted November 23, 2010