Hon. Cynthia D. Mares is currently a district court judge in Colorado. Also her passion is board governance and cybersecurity. She is an author of the book Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT, published in 2019. Judge Mares is a governance fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors since 2016 and a 2018 graduate of the Colorado Women’s Foundation Board Bound program. Her specialized education includes programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Colorado’s National Cybersecurity Center and world-wide programs hosted by the Sedona Conference, including programs in Dublin, Ireland and Budapest, Hungary as well as numerous programs across the country.
Judge Mares serves as an advisory board member for Axon global, a cybersecurity company, and FDHint, a consulting firm in Advanced Technology, Cybersecurity and Diversity and Inclusion. She is a former member of the Colorado Gaming Commission and a past president of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and Hispanic National Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity, with upcoming presentations at the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference in Aurora, Colorado and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 6th World Forum on Internet of Things in New Orleans. Ms. Mares holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Denver.