Global Chief Talent Officer
Cynthia "Cindy" Augustine is a master at attracting A+ talent and creating high-performance teams that leverage organizational strength and drive performance. Strategic, resourceful and energetic, Augustine's eclectic experience has helped companies including Scholastic, Time Warner and The New York Times deliver against strategic goals.
Since joining FCB as global chief talent officer in 2011, she has added industry stalwarts and big-brained up-and-comers to the mix. The combination has undoubtedly resulted in a significant boost in the network's performance and profile.
Augustine is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition and development, organization design and change management, compensation and benefits, as well as culture and inclusion programs for the global network. Based in the network's New York headquarters, her passion to build a better organization is contagious. Augustine is a proven leader whose business acumen, leadership skills and prowess at strategic problem solving drives change.
Prior to FCB, Augustine served as SVP of human resources and employee services for four years at Scholastic Inc. Her HR career dates back to 1998, during which time she served as SVP, human resources for The New York Times Company. In 2000, her role within the organization expanded when she took on the additional role of president of The New York Times Company Broadcast Group.
A born risk taker, Augustine took on a new challenge in 2004, joining Time Warner as SVP of talent management, overseeing executive and staff development, global recruitment and diversity programs.
Prior to her career in human resources, Augustine worked as a lawyer specializing in employment law, labor relations and employee benefits at The New York Times Company and later as a partner at Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School and her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College.
Accolades abound for this tenacious overachiever. She has been named one of Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America (2010-2015), one of the 25 Most Influential Black Women Business Leaders by The Network Journal (2004) and one of Crain's 100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders in New York (2003). She is also a Trustee for Save the Children where she is a member of the U.S. Programs Committee, chair for the Compensation Committee and chair for the Head Start Committee.
A dedicated mentor, Augustine makes time to guide others and enjoys time with her husband and their two children.