Cynthia Eisenhauer completed 34 years in public service in January 2007, most recently as Chief of Staff for Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Lt. Governor Sally Pederson. She has served in the Cabinets of both Republican and Democratic governors, and worked in state, county and city governments. She is recipient of the 1994 IBM Harvard Fellow Award and studied public policy at the Kennedy School of Government. In 1976, she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University. An adjunct professor at Iowa State and Drake Universities, Eisenhauer was named a 2004 Woman of Influence by the Iowa Business Record.