Today, Lambda Legal announced it has named Cindi Creager as the organization’s next Chief Communications Officer.
“We are thrilled to have Cindi join our team as our next Chief Communications Officer. Cindi is an impressive professional whose years of experience in the news industry and LGBTQI+ nonprofit world demonstrates the leadership and talent this organization needs to make Lambda Legal a household name,” said Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO. “Cindi will be a key member of our team as we continue to fight for full equality under the law for LGBTQI+ people and people living with HIV in every state in this country.”
“I am tremendously excited to join Lambda Legal at this critical moment in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights across the country,” Creager said. “The continuing vicious attacks on our community, and especially on transgender youth, by extremist state legislatures underscores both the need for vigilance, and importance of highlighting the impressive work of Lambda Legal in combatting these attacks and winning victory after victory in courts across the land.”
Cindi has spent the last 18 years working in the LGBTQI+ Movement. She was GLAAD’s Director of National News, has led communications and marketing at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City, and has co-owned CreagerCole Communications, a boutique LGBTQI+-focused public relations firm with her wife Rainie Cole.
During its 11 years in business, CreagerCole Communications has promoted the work of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), transgender rights attorney Jillian Weiss, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. CreagerCole has also worked with Family Equality, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Apicha Community Health Center, and numerous other social justice organizations. Most recently, the firm supported the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Their highest achievement was helping supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele announce her intersex status, which changed the conversation about intersex human rights and elevated the issue to the highest levels of public awareness.
Prior to working on LGBTQI+ social justice issues, Cindi spent 13 years as a local news professional in Alaska and national news documentary producer in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.