Eileen McGinnis was named Chair of CMC’s Board in September 2021. She previously served as CMC’s President and CEO from 2010 until May, 2019. Eileen had the honor and privilege of working with Doris Iklé, CMC’s founder, whose commitment to providing high quality services to households and businesses continues today.
During Eileen’s tenure, CMC saw significant growth and the company expanded its clients, services, and territories. Working closely with Mimi Iklé Khalsa, Chair of CMC’s Board of Directors, CMC began significant investments in the company’s infrastructure, human capital and technology to better serve its clients and to position itself for future growth.
Prior to entering the private sector, Eileen held top policy, regulatory and management positions in state and federal governments for more than two decades. These included Chief of Staff to the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where she provided counsel on the key policy and regulatory issues facing the Agency and where she managed of the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Offices of Communication, as well as the Office of Economics and Innovation. As Chief of Staff, she coordinated the activities of EPA’s 10 Regional Offices, serving as the day-to-day manager of the 17,000 employee, $8B Agency. She also served as Chief of Policy to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman where she was responsible for the management of 16 State Department and the planning and implementation of the Governor’s policy and economic agenda.
A graduate of Goucher College, Eileen completed a program designed for leaders in public service at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she was awarded a Master’s Degree and a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. She also earned a Certificate in Business from Wharton’s Executive Education program. Eileen is currently on the faculty of Columbia University’s School of Public and International Affairs where she teaches the next generation of sustainability leaders.