Cindy Plavier Truitt



Chief Development Officer, Humanim
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Cindy Plavier Truitt serves as the Chief Development Officer of Humanim, a nonprofit organization which provides workforce development and human services to over 4,500 individuals a year throughout Maryland. Ms. Truitt has been employed by Humanim for more than 23 years. In her current role, she oversees all Baltimore Regional Operations, Marketing, Public Relations, Fund Development, Business Development and a $2.3 million dollar document management/IT social enterprise.

Ms. Plavier Truitt received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Goucher College as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has been invited to participate in, present, and consult on issues related to workforce development, social enterprise, disability issues, community development and racial justice. Ms. Plavier Truitt was invited to attend and present at a poverty/workforce development mission with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Israel in 2009.

Ms. Plavier Truitt, a resident of Baltimore City, has previously served on the board of Leadership Howard County, Leadership U, Suited to Succeed and the Neighborhood Design Center. She is currently the Chair of the Social Enterprise Alliance, Maryland Chapter and a member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action. Ms. Plavier Truitt is a graduate of both Leadership Maryland and Leadership Howard County.

Her awards and honors include: Child Advocate of the Year for Howard County, Top 100 Women in Maryland 2006 and 2009. Since 2009, she and Henry Posko, Humanim CEO, received numerous awards for their work on The American Brewery Project: Innovator of the Year (The Daily Record); Wave Maker Award (Urban Land Institute); Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate (Baltimore Business Journal); Good Business = Good Design (Baltimore AIA); Baltimore Heritage Award for Best Adaptive Re-use; AIA Baltimore Presidents Award for Client of the Year; J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation Most Innovative Adaptive Re-use; Maryland Preservation Phoenix Award; National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Advisors Award.