Founder/CEO, CJ Young Consulting, LLC, Chesapeake, VA, USA
Dr. Cynthia J. Young is the Founder/CEO of CJ Young Consulting, LLC and is also a Theater Mission Planning Center curriculum developer and instructor with Leidos, a defense contracting company, after retiring as a Surface Warfare Officer with 23 years in the U.S. Navy. She holds professional certifications as a Project Management Professional, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and as an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. Her doctoral study, Knowledge Management and Innovation on Firm Performance of United States Ship Repair, provided her the opportunity to gain additional professional and academic expertise to facilitate improvements in organizational knowledge management. Dr. Young is also the author of three chapters in the Refractive Thinker doctoral anthologies – two of the anthologies have been certified as Amazon #1 International Best Sellers. In September 2020, she gave a TEDx Talk called “A Knowledge Mindset: What You Know Comes From Where You Sit."
Dr. Young holds several accredited degrees; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park; two Masters of Business Administration (MBA), one in e-commerce and one in advanced management studies, from Trident University International; and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management from Walden University. She is a past-Chair of American Society for Quality (ASQ), Section 1128 (Tidewater) in Virginia Beach, VA, and a member of the Project Management Institute (Hampton Roads).