LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Dr. Cindy Young
Program Manager, Fleet and TYCOM Enterprise Support, McKean Defense, Chesapeake, VA, USA
Dr. Cindy Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ/OE is a retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer with 23 years of service and Program Manager at McKean Defense in Virginia Beach. She has been an Adjunct Professor in Business Administration at Stratford University at the Virginia Beach campus for the past two years. While in the Navy, Cindy deployed four times on three ships, USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD 968), USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), and USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95). As a Surface Warfare Officer her expertise was in the tactical employment of the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile.
Cindy is a past-Chair of ASQ Tidewater, Section 1128 as well as serving on the Section Leadership Committee as the Secretary and Vice Chair. She earned a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management from Walden University, two Masters of Business Administration, one in E-Commerce and one in Advanced Management Studies from Trident University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from University of Maryland, College Park. Her DBA study was Knowledge Management and Innovation on Firm Performance of United States Ship Repair.
Her certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), and ASQ’s Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). She is also the author of The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XI: Women in Leadership, Chapter 3: Using Leadership to Improve Firm Performance through Knowledge Management.
Cindy is an avid supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and runs marathons and half marathons to raise money for blood cancer research.