Navy Veteran Cynthia Lareau Joins Heroes In Transition Board

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Cynthia Lareau of Brewster, a former trial attorney and staff judge advocate for the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, has been named to Heroes In Transition’s Board of Directors.

“Ever since I served in the military, I’ve maintained a strong connection to people who have served or are serving in the military, especially people who have been in active combat,” Lareau said. “I feel very
strongly about supporting service members in a comprehensive way and making sure the public
understands the actual sacrifices people who serve in the military and their families make.”

Originally from Minnesota, Lareau earned her bachelor’s degree in English and management from
Hamline University in St. Paul, where she also went to law school. After receiving her juris doctorate in
1994, Lareau spent four years in the JAG Corps where she litigated criminal trials her first three years and served as the legal counsel to the Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, Illinois.

Following her stint in the Navy, Lareau utilized her legal skills, knowledge and talents at several
private corporations throughout the country. She spent six years as the director of legal services for
Accenture LLP before joining Boston Consulting Group in 2018 as its associate general counsel.
She is currently a senior director at Cognizant Technologies in Boston where she serves as an advisor in contracting strategies and client negotiations.

Lareau is captaining a team for HIT’s Not Your Ordinary Ruck4HIT Challenge Weekend, which kicks off on April 30.

“Cindy brings a real passion for our work and giving back to people who serve and have served our
country and their families,” said Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “Her experience in the Navy adds a
layer of understanding of what our service members and their families go through and why it’s so critical to support them in making the transition to civilian life.”

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