BAC member Cynthia Carlson named finalist for BusinessWoman of the Year

Monday, February 27, 2006
Award to be presented March 15

Belk College Business Advisory Council (BAC) member Cynthia Carlson has been named a finalist for the Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year award. Presented annually by Wachovia and Queens University of Charlotte, the award recognizes Charlotte's most outstanding women in the for-profit business sector.

Carlson is a principal in Campbell\Carlson LLC, a retained executive search firm that specializes in recruiting senior-level executives for companies in a wide range of industries. Prior to establishing the firm, Cynthia was vice president of recruiting for Personnel Group of America, a $1 billion consulting and staffing company. Before that, Cynthia founded and subsequently built Carlson Compute into the largest privately owned technology-training business in the Carolinas. After a period of rapid growth, Carlson Compute was acquired by IKON. Cynthia subsequently headed IKON’s national technology education strategic business unit.

Carlson was awarded the Neel Award by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Deloitte & Touche for outstanding individual contribution to the region's technology community. She is an active community volunteer, focusing on higher education. A 1970 graduate of UNC Charlotte, she is a member of the University's Board of Visitors andthe Business Advisory Council of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. She also serves on the advisory boardsof the College of Information Technology and the Ben Craig Technology Incubator Center. Carlsonalso serves Queens University of Charlotte and the McColl Graduate School of Business as a member of the Board of Advisors and on the executive committee of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle.

Carlson is married to Dr. Bill Bullock and they have five children. She plays competitive tennis and enjoys traveling with her husband.

The Businesswoman of the Year award will be presented on Wednesday, March 15, at Queens.