Cindy Brown

cindy brown

Cindy Brown graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in Economics and a minor in Government.  After college, Cindy worked for The Boston Company, an investment banking firm, for four years as a Financial Communications Analyst, Mutual Fund Product Manager and Assistant Vice President.  Just before Boston Duck Tours opened in 1994, she was hired as Marketing and Sales Director responsible for creating and implementing the company’s marketing and sales strategy.  In February 1997, Cindy was promoted to General Manager of Boston Duck Tours, and is currently responsible for managing a staff of about 150 employees and all aspects of the company.  When founder Andy Wilson left the company, Cindy assumed his role as President of SEAWEED INCORPORATED, General Partner for Boston Duck Tours and later CEO of the company. 

Cindy volunteers her time with college students in the Boston area as a mentor and guest speaker in various business classes. She also spends time volunteering with the Charles River Clean Up Boat, the Boston Public Library and the Home Base Program.

Cindy currently serves on the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Board, the Back Bay Association Board, the Student & Youth Travel Association Foundation Board, the Greater Convention and Visitors Bureau Board and Massachusetts Visitor Industry Council Board.

Industry Organizations and Affiliations

Academy of Travel & Tourism:

      Board of Directors 1997 – 2000

Mentor 1997 and 1998

American Bus Association:

Learning Center Committee Chair 2000 and 2001

Learning Center Committee 1999

Education Committee 1997 and 1998

Back Bay Association:

      Board of Directors 2006 – Present

Boston Olympic Feasibility Commission 2014

      Appointed by Mayor Menino

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau:

      Board of Directors 2003 - Present

      Co-Chair Group Tour Committee 2003 – Present

      Philanthropic Giving Committee 2012 – Present

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority:

      Board 2015-Present

Massachusetts Visitor Industry Council:

      Board 2015-Present

National Tour Association

Board of Directors 2003 - 2005

Convention Committee 2003

Member Value Council 2001

Tour Supplier Council 2000

Education Committee 1999:

      Co-Chair Host Committee: 1999 Tour Operator Spring Meet

Student & Youth Travel Association:

      Board of Directors 1999 and 2000

      Conference Host Chair 2006

SYTA Youth Foundation:

      Board of Trustee 2015-present

      Chair - Board of Trustees 2003-2004

      Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees 2000 – 2003

Speaking/Education Involvement

Boston College MBA

Boston College 2nd Year Mentor Program

Boston University

Babson College

Suffolk University

Suffolk University Pre-College Program

Harvard Business School