“An Ideal Marketing and Communications Leader”

“Let’s say you have a list of things you’re looking for… Professionally skilled in marketing, media relations and writing: check. Capable of developing award-winning marketing and communications programs that demonstrate ROI for the business: check. A strategic thinker who can lay out a plan for marketing communications success: check. Develops strong, supportive relationships with her colleagues and clients: check. Someone who can get an amazing amount of crap done: check. A teammate whose unique view of the world will keep you laughing: check. Cynthia Kincaid will measure up against any list you might dream up for an ideal marketing and communications leader. She’s one of a kind: check!”

–LuJean Smith, Vice President of Communications, Lincoln Financial Group Distribution

images-3“Gets it Done Precisely, Efficiently, and on Time”

“Cynthia is a natural leader with the skills, experience, and education to tackle any writing or communications project and get it done precisely, efficiently, and on time. She is a joy to work with, and her work product is as good as any I’ve seen, bar none.”

–Cheri Lieurance, Publications Manager, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Health System–Sonoma County


“Talented Communicator”

“Cynthia is an extremely talented communicator. Her writing skills have helped Huntington immensely, particularly in many high-profile projects for the business segment, leadership and the board.  She is always willing to provide assistance when requested and works until the job is completed successfully. “

–Tim Dirrim, Vice President/Change and Capacity Management at Huntington National Bank


“Seasoned Strategist and Accomplished Writer”

“I have had the good fortune to work with Cynthia the past 18 months at Huntington, and both I, and Huntington, are very fortunate to have her as part of our Communications team. She’s a seasoned strategist and accomplished writer who brings something special to all she does. She’s creative and thinks outside the box and is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure a project’s success. She’s a great partner to the business segments she supports and an equally good colleague and valued mentor to many within our department. And most importantly, Cynthia is relentless in her work and pursuit of that next big story to help her partners, colleagues and the bank shine.”

–Matt Samson, Executive Director, GolinHarris


“Effective, Well-Planned Communications”

“I have the great privilege of working side-by-side with Cynthia on a wide variety of marketing and communications initiatives for commercial banking segments – and I am a better person both personally and professionally for it. Her skill, creativity and passion for her work are unrivaled. Cynthia’s commitment to excellence drives her to provide her clients and bank leadership with effective, well-planned communications for both internal and external audiences. Aside from all of these great qualities – the best thing, for me, about Cynthia is her keen interest in supporting and mentoring others to success.”

–Jeni Shaffer, Vice President, Front-end Guidance for Commercial Banking at Huntington Bank


“Professional, Responsive, and Delivers Great Results”

“Cynthia is a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, responsive, and delivers great results quickly!  She’s knowledgeable and has a good understanding of the financial services industry.”

–Katherine Vega, LFN Communications, Lincoln Financial Group Distribution


“An Experienced Writer”

“The article by Cynthia Kincaid was well written, thought out, and, especially well laid out.  I get interviewed quite a bit, and when I see the printed piece usually wonder, “where did that come from?”  Not so in this case.  We can always tell an experienced writer who still cares about the profession.  Call us old fashioned, but we’ll take that any time.”

–Judith Miller, The Judith Miller Group


“She Gets It”

“People love working with Cynthia – she gets it – she cuts through the nonsense and gets right to the point. Her range of experience and organizational skills make her an excellent communications manager – and a great asset to the businesses she serves.”

–Brad Hemstreet, Senior Vice President, Director of Retirement Plan Services at Huntington National Bank


“You Have Done An Amazing Job”

“This is fantastic Cynthia! You have done such an amazing job during a time of the year (the holidays) where I’m sure it was much more difficult to track people down. Truly great work.  Thank you!”

–Kindra Sclar, Associate Editor, PennWell


“Quality Research and Writing, Always Delivering Clean Copy on Time” 

Cynthia Kincaid has been writing for Area Development magazine for more than 20 years.  She handles each assignment — whether it is a feature-length story, interview piece, or advertorial — with the same quality research and writing, always delivering clean copy on time.  Cynthia is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services.

–Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development


“Highly Skilled Communicator” 

“I have had the pleasure of working with Cynthia in several different work groups over the last year. Cynthia is not only a highly skilled communicator, but she is always willing to jump in and execute on seemingly difficult projects. She is always the first to take the initiative and get things done. Her work is always flawless and she is highly respected within the organization.”

–Jennifer Gates, VP, Commercial Performance Development Business Advisor at Huntington National Bank


“Highly Engaged and Cool Under Pressure”

“Cynthia is a very accomplished communications professional. She assisted me last year on a major initiative I was leading for the bank. Cynthia created a thoughtful internal and external communications strategy. She is highly engaged and asks questions for clarity. Cynthia is also very cool under pressure and handles all situations with a positive attitude. It’s a sincere pleasure to work with Cynthia.”

–Elena Pierce, Products, Payments & Strategy Executive, Sandy Spring Bank


“Great Stuff”

“Excellent.  You saved the day, again.  Great stuff, as usual.”

–Marketing Manager, Fortune 500 Healthcare Company


“The Albert Einstein of Marketing and Communications Strategy”

“Cynthia Kincaid is the Albert Einstein of marketing and communications strategy. If you have a need, save yourself the hassle and work with Cynthia.”

–Tony Brunty, Assistant Vice President, Retail Field Operations Leader at Huntington National Bank


 “A Pleasure Working with You”

“It was a pleasure working with you.  Thank you your professional time and effort on this project.”

–Dexter Shurney, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Healthways


“Made a Complex Subject Simple to Understand”

“Thanks, Cynthia.  You made a complex subject simple enough for anyone to understand.”

–Cinde Ingram, Editor, Casual Living Magazine


“Very Well Written”

“I thought your article was very well written. I look forward to an opportunity to work together again in the near future.”

–Dan Weltin, Editor-in-Chief, Sanitary Maintenance


“You Struck the Right Balance”

“Thanks for your article on Radiology Benefit Managers.  It looks and reads great. You struck the right balance!  Our editor loved your piece, too.  Just wanted to thank you for all your wonderful work!”

–Marianne Matthews, Editor, Imaging Economics


“We Made Them Happy”

“Thank you for your time on this.  The client has been difficult to work with, but we made them happy.”

–Editorial Director, High-Tech Firm


“Articles are Great!”

“These articles are great!”

–Senior Marketing Manager, Fortune 1000 Oil Company


“Great Work”

“Thanks again for the great work on this project.”

–Pamela Kalen, Vice President, Membership & Member Services, National Business Group on Health



“Thanks, Cynthia.  This is excellent! I look forward to assigning you more work.”

–Managing Editor, Healthcare Magazine


“Thank You!”

“These profiles work great.  Thank you!”

–Catherine Curran, Director of Public Relations, Shriners Hospitals for Children


“Super Well Done”

“The article was well written and well presented.  Super well done…love it!”

–Barbara Christe, Associate Professor and Program Director, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


“Article is Wonderful”

“The article is wonderful!  Thank you so much.”

–Lou Schonder
, Director,