Executive Director

Cynthia Wang, Interim Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, leads a team of professionals working every day to protect the health of the 4 million people living in the central Puget Sound region. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the Agency and for working with a broad range of external partners, including the 82 jurisdictions in our four counties.


Prior to joining PSCAA, Cynthia spent 20 years at IBM and retired in 2021 as its Senior State Executive for Washington, where she represented IBM Washington in Federal legislative sessions, and managed the safety and well-being of IBM employees in our state. While at IBM, she had numerous leadership roles in design, technology, and business management. 

Before joining IBM, Cynthia worked as a chemical engineer, developing solutions for clients in pharmaceutical, automotive, food and beverage industries, as well as for federal agencies such as US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 


Cynthia received her MBA in finance and general management from Columbia Business School in New York. She also holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Personal Life

She lives in Seattle with her husband and their beloved black cat. When she is not busy with work, she is an active volunteer at 501Commons, the Downtown Urban Rest Stop, Neighborhood House, and PAWS Cat City.