Cynthia Hilton joined the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) in September 1999 where she serves as the executive vice president with primary responsibility over government affairs.
Prior to joining IME, Ms. Hilton served on congressional staff for ten years, becoming one of the few women at the time to serve as staff director of a Senate Subcommittee. She left in 1982 for a two-year appointment in the Reagan Administration before joining a trade association to manage an industry group engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials. In 1995, she moved to the American Trucking Associations to serve as staff director to an affiliated group of hazmat transporters.
Cynthia currently serves as a co-facilitator of a multi-industry association group, the Interested Parties for Hazardous Materials Transportation. She is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Sector Coordinating Council and the Highway & Motor Carrier Sector Coordinating Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Railroad Safety Advisory Committee. She served for 17 years as a member of the Arlington/Falls Church/Reagan National Airport/Pentagon Local Emergency Planning Committee. She has served as Chairman of the Hazardous Materials Advisory Council (95-96) and was a recipient of the prestigious "George L. Wilson" Award in 1997. She was a member of the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Advisory Committee (92-98) and the industry liaison to the National Conference of State Legislatures Energy & Transportation Committee and the Science, Energy & Environmental Committee (1993-1998). She was also a member of the Operation Respond Steering Committee (97-99).
Cynthia graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Utah in 1972. She accepted three post-graduate fellowships, the most recent to the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1994.
Cynthia can be contacted at (202) 266-4319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.