Cynthia Fierro Giesecke is a dynamic and inspiring Army spouse with a tireless commitment to advocacy for military family issues, most notably financial readiness.
At Operation Homefront, she assisted over a hundred military families with overdue bills, repairs, or other critical family needs as a critical financial assistance caseworker and was able to hone the skills that she learned through The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program that provides qualifying military spouses the opportunity to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® certification—while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. She served over 1,000 hours of personal finance education in programs such as Operation Homefront, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Girls Scout of America financial badge program, Soldier for Life budget instructor, U.S. Army Chaplin’s Dave Ramsey program and the Department of Army Financial Readiness program. For her service, she was awarded as the Fort Huachuca Military Spouse of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and received congressional recognition. Her volunteer leadership on military installations and in civilian communities has directly affected the well-being of thousands of Soldiers and their families.
Cynthia has also worked as a constituent/community outreach representative for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. As a former Constituent Services Representative and Community Outreach Liaison, she brought result-driven casework management assisting constituents with the Internal Revenue Service to work on financial hardship cases, Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay foreclosures, and brought awareness about the multitude of programs and resource referral to military families. One exciting opportunity was serving as the Spanish language interpreter to Senator McCain’s team during a binational opportunity in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Cynthia has a B.A. in Biology from Indiana University, a Master’s in Education from University of Phoenix- Europe campus and a Master of Public Leadership from the University of San Francisco. In the public leadership program, she acquired valuable skills to succeed in public office, congressional affairs, campaign management, advocacy, and civic leadership.