Excellence in the Community Award
The Excellence in the Community Award is given to a woman in the Boston area who has made outstanding contributions to the Latino community. This individual uses her leadership skills to promote education and career advancement among the Latino community. This woman is an influential leader and her dedication to serve the community is an inspiration to the Latino community.
Winner: Cynthia Izzo
Cynthia Marie Izzo is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with more than 15 years of management advisory and business experience. Her focus areas include information security & privatization, technology planning, internal/external audit, controls and risk assessments, project management, and business process reengineering and implementations.
Cynthia has substantial experience leading and coordinating IT advisory engagements. She serves as project manager with responsibility for planning, budgeting, execution, and delivery of Information Security Programs; IT project assessments; Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing of IT systems; and controls risk assessments and recommendations. She provides subject-matter knowledge and guidance on information security & privatization regulations and contract compliance.
As a Boston/New England/Upstate New York Diversity Leader, Cynthia develops and expands KPMG’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts across region both internally and in collaboration with local companies’ affinity networks. Additionally, Cynthia mentors more than a dozen Latinas and supports and participates in many community service activities.
Cynthia holds and/or held the following positions: Vice Chairman of Board – Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, former Corporate Advisory Board member of Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA), Vice President of Women of ALPFA. She is also a recipient of Change Agent Award 2011 from Color Magazine, 20 on the Move: Hispanic Executives Making a Difference -2008 – Boston Business Journal/ El Planet; 2007 Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40; El Planet’s Power Meter 100: The 100 Most Influential People in Boston’s Hispanic Community; KPMG’s National Chairman’s Award of Excellence in Volunteer Service – 2009.
Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband Jason and four daughters: Brittany, Devin, Mia, and Juliette (ages 3 – 20). She enjoys running, reading, gardening, and relaxing with her family. Cynthia has made outstanding contributions to the development of the Latino Community and a passionate advocate of Women of ALPFA.