Cynthia (Cindy) Cartmell Burns

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Cindy is senior vice president, human resources, at Ingevity. She served as vice president, human resources, communications and brand management, at MWV Specialty Chemicals, a division of MeadWestvaco Corporation (now WestRock), from 2004 to 2015. She joined The Mead Corporation (which later became MWV) in 1999 as human resources manager, later transitioning to executive development and succession planning manager. Prior to this, Cindy worked as an organizational consultant with the Avalon Group, working with a variety of corporate clients and law enforcement agencies from 1997 to 1999. From 1992 to 1997, she worked for Education and Training Programs, Inc., managing national employee assistance program contracts for a variety of organizations. Cindy is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council for Trident United Way, and volunteers for Charleston Basket Brigade, a Charleston-based organization that provides Thanksgiving meals to families in need. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science degree in organizational psychology from Springfield College.