Cristina McGlew Castro

Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving 1B

Cisco Corporate Affairs

As part of the Corporate Affairs Strategy and Global Problem Solving 1B team, Cristina is responsible for gathering, defining and clarifying insights that determine our corporate social responsibility strategic (CSR) direction. Cristina drives business development and thought leadership activities that define and influence CSR investments and solutions development.

Prior this role, Cristina was part of Corporate Affairs’ Global Engagement Organization, where she was responsible for managing a team based throughout Latin America and CSR initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before joining Cisco in 2006, Cristina earned her MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business after working with the US Navy as a public affairs and procurement specialist. She earned her undergraduate degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Maryland.


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