Cynthia Tragge-Lakra is a senior executive with global experience in culture change, leadership development, organizational strategy, executive coaching, client generalist partnerships and M&A.

Cynthia is currently the SVP and Chief Talent Officer at Synchrony Financial where she leads the Talent, Learning and Culture Practice.

Cynthia is an alumna of GE’s Human Resource Leadership Program and Corporate Audit Staff. Prior to joining GE, Cynthia pursued entrepreneurial ventures in China and Japan. She also managed her family business in the U.S. telecommunications industry.

Cynthia earned an MBA, MA in Japanese Studies and BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and lives in Connecticut with her husband and children.

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