Ms. Cindy Olnick

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Los Angeles, CA 90065-4234

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I'm a communications pro with a passion for historic places.

In 2004, I landed my dream job as the Los Angeles Conservancy's first communications staffer. Fourteen years later--after building the Conservancy's communications program, creating a cohesive voice for the organization, and ushering in transformative technology--I left to find a new dream.

Now, I'm devoted to using my skills and experience to advance the field of historic preservation. It's time for us to recognize that strategic communications are no longer a luxury; they're critical to our mission. If we keep doing what we've always done, we'll keep getting the same results. We have to up our communications game to stay relevant, broaden our constituency, and work more effectively and efficiently to save historic places.

That's my new dream. I look forward to working with you to make it come true.


Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
B.S. magna cum laude, Mass Communications, 1989
1986 To 1989

Getty Conservation Institute
Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture
Architecture, Preservation
2018 To 2018

University of Southern California School of Architecture
Los Angeles, California, United States
Short Course in Historic Preservation
2001 To 2001

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States
1985 To 1986

Job History

Cindy Olnick Communications
Los Angeles, CA, United States
June 2018 - present

Los Angeles Conservancy
Director of Communications
Los Angeles, CA, United States
January 2004 - June 2018

Freelance Editorial and Web Consultant
Los Angeles, CA, United States
January 2001 - December 2003

Harvard Business School
Communications Manager
Boston, MA, United States
July 1993 - February 2000

PJA Advertising + Marketing
Editorial Director / Project Manager
Cambridge, MA, United States
September 1989 - April 1993


  • Advocacy and Policy
  • Architecture
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gentrification
  • Historic Sites
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Modernism and the Recent Past
  • Planning
  • Public Lands
  • Real Estate
  • Rightsizing
  • Sustainability
  • Communications: Messaging and Engagement