Cynthia Gibson served as executive vice president, chief legal and business affairs officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, a leading developer of high-profile, lifestyle-oriented content for multiple media platforms, including television, digital, mobile and publishing. Based in Knoxville, she reported to Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Ken Lowe. In this role, Gibson managed the company’s global legal affairs, business affairs, government affairs and internal audit departments, with staff in Knoxville, New York City, Chevy Chase, Cincinnati, London and Singapore.
Gibson was recently named as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFax. She participated in the Women in Cable Telecommunications Senior Executive Summit at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and in the Cable Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. When in private practice, she was recognized as among “The Best Lawyers in America” and named among the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio and the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cincinnati.
Gibson serves as Chair of the board of directors of United Way Worldwide’s National Women’s Leadership Council. She is also a member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.
In Knoxville, she is a founding member and past chairperson of the Women of Tocqueville and also serves as a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. She also serves as Assistant Treasurer for the Episcopal School of Knoxville board of directors.
Gibson earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, School of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University, where she graduated with honors.