Vice President & General Manager, Gastro/Urology Therapies, Medtronic, Inc.

Ms. Kent has P&L responsibility for the half-billion dollar global franchise including the development of the global strategic plan, the annual operating plan as well as setting cross-functional investment priorities that includes R&D and clinical. Cindy sits on the division’s senior leadership team.”

Kent is the fund development chair for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s (MEDA) Board of Directors and is a member of the Oversight Committee of the Decade of Discovery—a three-way diabetes research collaboration between the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic as well as the State of Minnesota.

She is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the US Healthcare Industry, The Links as well as the Executive Leadership Council—a membership organization of senior-level corporate executives.

Kent holds an MBA in Marketing as well as a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Leadership, both from Vanderbilt University. In addition, she has a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University and has completed Six Sigma Green Belt training.

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