Cynthia Bledsoe Resigns as Greater Towson Committee Executive Director

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Cynthia Bledsoe steps down from head post of Towson's downtown development organization after seven years at the helm. She will cease her leadership and professional service June 30, 2012 at the end of the nonprofit's fiscal year.

"While saddened that she will no longer be leading our continuing efforts to revitalize Towson, we thank Cindy for seven years of dedicated service and wish her well on this exciting new chapter in her professional life." Charles Fleury, GTC President

The Greater Towson Committee, Towson's downtown development, planning and placemaking organization, today announced the departure of its Senior Executive. Cynthia Bledsoe is stepping down after seven years with the group to pursue new professional opportunities.

As Executive Director, Bledsoe lead numerous downtown development initiatives and participated in local, regional and State of Maryland planning processes while managing the local GTC Board of Directors. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Congress for New Urbanism, the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Maryland Association of Nonprofits. She studied planning and urbanism at the University of Miami, School of Architecture.

Bledsoe stated, "My heart will always be in Towson. It has been a fulfilling pleasure to serve alongside such dedicated leaders in business, community and government. I remain a champion of this place and its people."

Bledsoe has been tapped as Executive Producer of a newly formed Entertainment Subsidiary of Thomas Herding Technique, founded by Kerry M. Thomas, an equine athletic psychologist and author of "Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes." Her initial foray in entertainment was as producer of an award winning branded entertainment series. She will also have publicist duties with the parent company.

Bledsoe also plans to renew her support of the Project Management Institute (PMI) via association with Project Masters, Inc., a Maryland based project management consulting company and registered education provider of PMI. For more info: Project Masters

The Greater Towson Committee, whose only staff consists of an Executive Director, aims to fill the post prior to Bledsoe's departure to ensure a smooth transition.

The Greater Towson Committee is a downtown development 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It has been in existence since 1979.

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