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Alumna to Discuss Journey At Notable Speaker Series Event

Published: March 1, 2011

Cynthia Stamper Graff, a former CSULB business student, now the president and CEO of the nation’s largest multi-site medical weight control company, will discuss “The Journey from CBA Student to CEO” at the next CSULB College of Business Administration’s (CBA) Notable Speaker Series event on Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in the Walter Pryamid’s Pointe Conference Center on campus. Those planning to attend are also invited to a reception at 7:30 p.m.

A 1975 finance graduate, Graff is a nationally recognized expert in weight management and is the head of Lindora Inc., which for three consecutive years has been ranked by Working Woman magazine as one of the “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in America.” Graff also established the Lean for Life Foundation, which promotes obesity research and educational programs.

Prior to her work at Lindora, Graff founded The Road Butler, an emergency road service company, in 1985. In 1975, she established MC Financial Real Estate Brokerage and Development. A member of the Founding Fifty Women’s Philanthropy Fund of United Way, she also serves as an advisory board member of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine. An Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award winner, Graff also is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and Adaptive Business Leaders.

During her senior year at CSULB, Graff participated in a CBA program sponsored by the Small Business Association, for which she helped a prosthetics company design a manufacturing and warehouse facility. As an alumna, she is the current Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership William Dickson Leader-in-Residence and was the named the 2010 CBA Distinguished Alumna. She has served as a Woman and Philanthropy board member and has sponsored grants to students in the campus’ dietician program.

Cynthia Graff

The Notable Speaker Series was established by the CSULB College of Business Administration to add relevance to current students’ learning experiences and offer opportunities for professional development and intellectual engagement to alumni, staff, faculty and the community.

There is no cost to attend the event, but reservations are required. Campus visitors must purchase a $5 parking permit at yellow kiosks in Lot 13. Those attending the event should park in the multi-story parking structure on Merriam Way adjacent to the Walter Pyramid in Lot 13 after 6 p.m. See the website of campus maps for details.

To register or learn more about the 2011 Notable Speaker Series, visit its website. For more information, contact Sweta Mohandos, Notable Speaker Series coordinator.

–Rick Gloady