Cindy Friedemann selected as one of 50 Women Making a Difference by the Journal Record
Posted on 10/14/2020
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Metro Tech is proud to celebrate Cindy Friedemann who was named one of "50 Women Making a Difference" by the Journal Record at the annual Woman of the Year event held October 7. The event, normally held in-person, recognized the honorees in a virtual celebration.

In Cindy's role as chief officer of economic development, she leads the district in strategic planning, development and deployment of projects and initiatives important to district growth. She develops partnerships with businesses that bring value to the community, and to the staff, students and customers at Metro Tech.

Superintendent and CEO Aaron Collins said "Congratulations to Mrs. Friedemann on her recognition. I am grateful for her contributions to the Oklahoma City area. She has a passion for workforce and economic development and is a wonderful mentor to many women through the state of Oklahoma." It's easy to see why Cindy is one of 50 women making a difference.

"The Journal Record Woman of the Year program recognizes Oklahoma's leading women who epitomize leadership in both their professional endeavors and in the communities where they live," according to

Cindy has a life-long career as an educational strategist. Her professional experiences in Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis and Washington DC brought her to Oklahoma. Her work prior to Metro Tech include Francis Tuttle Technology Center, and the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technical Education.

She has the distinct honor in serving as president-elect of the National Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technical Education, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 30.