Episode 35. Cynthia Knapek – Past Executive Director, Brightside, Inc. (2003-2010)
Cynthia Knapek has a tremendous amount of civic pride in her hometown of Louisville and loves doing work that will impact and improve her community.
Cynthia is executive director of Brightside, an innovative public-private partnership that works to build civic pride in the community and keep Louisville clean and green. In 2004, Cynthia led the community-wide public art project “Gallopalooza” raising over $800 thousand for Brightside and other causes.
Previously, Cynthia was the director of education for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and she was a founding member and the first president of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL). In 2001 Business First named her to the Top 40 Leaders Under 40.
Cynthia is active in several community organizations and serves on the boards of Greater Louisville Inc., Metro Parks Foundation, and the advisory board for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.
She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisville.