Cynthia Cradduck, Managing Partner
As the Managing Partner at Cecilia Russo Marketing, Cynthia is responsible for various crucial aspects of the business, including business development, staff management, reputation management strategies for clients, media relations, and online SEO public relations. Additionally, she holds a prominent role as the lead executive administrator of Leadership Southeast Georgia.
Cynthia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a specialization in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University. She also obtained L.E.A.P. certification as a PR professional, which stands for Leadership, Experience in Communication, Academics, and Professionalism training. Her exceptional skills and dedication were recognized in 2023 when she was named a member of the 40-Under-40 Alumni from Georgia Southern University.
Cynthia participated in the renowned United Way of the Coastal Empire Young Leaders’ Board Readiness Program in 2020. Her exceptional leadership qualities were acknowledged on a national level when she was recognized as a 40-Under-40 leader by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2018. Cynthia’s accomplishments were further highlighted by Savannah Magazine and Savannah Morning News, where she was honored as a Rising Star in Business in 2017. Her involvement in community organizations is extensive, having served as Vice President of the Georgia Jaycees and as a past president of the Savannah Jaycees.
Beyond her professional achievements, Cynthia is actively involved in various community initiatives. She currently holds the position of Chair for the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Business Champions in the annual campaign. Additionally, she serves as Vice Chair for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and is an ambassador for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Cynthia’s commitment to giving back is evident through her support of nonprofit organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, One Love Animal Rescue, the Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island, and her church, Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.
On a personal note, Cynthia is happily married to Aaron Cradduck, and together they have a son named Emerson and a daughter named Ruthie.