Cindy Flanders

Senior Advisor

Professional experience

Cindy spent 34 years with Bank of America and its predecessor organizations, where she held a series of positions of increasing responsibility. She served as the Global Commercial Banking Executive for the Bank’s mid-Atlantic region where she was responsible for the delivery of a full array of financial services to small, middle-market, and micro-cap companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Cindy oversaw eight commercial banking markets and over 80 client teams that covered 6,000 clients in South/Central New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

Cindy was also a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Argan, Inc. – a publicly traded holding company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

She is the current founder and CEO of Manage Fearlessly – a go-to resource that provides advice, training, and resources for new and aspiring managers and entrepreneurs.


Board member at Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Congressional Bank, and Argan, Inc.; volunteer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center through the 100 Entrepreneurs Project, which helps wounded warriors and their families start their own businesses.


Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) and Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Maryland RH Smith School of Business.

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