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Cynthia Friedman

Cynthia Friedman


Cynthia Friedman is a private investor and owner of a commercial and residential real estate firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and on the Advisory Council of its College of Fine Arts.  She has been a member of American Friends of the Louvre for several years and in 2021, was appointed to its Board of Trustees in Paris, France.

Prior to the Louvre affiliation, she was a member of the Collector’s Committee at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999, she received a Presidential appointment to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and served for three years.

Ms. Friedman has been a member of the Society of the Four Arts for approximately 15 years and in 2012 was appointed a director of the Palm Beach Centennial Commission for the Town-wide celebration. She continues her interest in the well-being of the Town at this time. She serves as a Director of the Civic Association.

In the late 90’s, Ms. Friedman co-founded the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) of the Democratic National Committee which created a woman’s finance and activist council within the DNC.  Since then, the WLF has continued attracting women nationwide to play a significant role in the Party’s political activities across the country.  She currently continues as one of the six national leaders of the Women’s Leadership Forum.

Cynthia has a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and attended graduate school at George Washington University working toward a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She and her husband Milton visited Palm Beach for 25 years before his death. Following that, Ms. Friedman made her primary home in Palm Beach.

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