NEW YORK— Three Connecticut women have been elected to the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Founded by ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who recovered from near-fatal injuries sustained while reporting from Iraq, and his wife, Lee, the Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. With a focus on those troops who return from deployment with the hidden injuries of war, the foundation takes action to successfully reintegrate service members into the communities and families they left in order to serve.
A Connecticut native, Cynthia M. Blumenthal, of Greenwich, received her B.A. from Harvard College in 1982 and subsequently studied photography at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. Blumenthal, whose husband is U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, has served on various community boards, including those for Meals on Wheels of Stamford, the YWCA of Greenwich Advisory Board, and the Research and Grants Committee of the Fund for Women and Girls; she has also worked on specific events to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance and Planned Parenthood of Connecticut.
Named one of the world’s top five trendspotters, Marian Salzman, of Stamford, is CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, an entrepreneurial agency network now ranked ninth in the world. She is the 2011 PR Professional of the Year for both PRWeek and the PR News PR People awards competition, among other top honors. Salzman is an adviser to the Berlin School of Creative Leadership’s M.B.A. program; president of the Fairfield County Public Relations Association; author or co-author of 15 books published in more than 20 languages; co-founder of Cyberdialogue, the first online market research company; and an honors graduate of Brown University.
Eileen Lynch of Stamford is senior vice president and head of global brand marketing at Thomson Reuters. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Lynch was managing director, corporate marketing, at Merrill Lynch. While there, she was selected as one of the first group of high-potential women leaders in the firm.