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Money Q&A - Cynthia Perini

December 19, 2004

Name: Cynthia Perini

Résumé: Regional retail executive and vice president, Waypoint Bank

Board member, Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc.

Co-chair, Women's Giving Circle

Board member, Breast Cancer Awareness of the Cumberland Valley

Member, The Learning Center's advisory board

Past president, Paramount Elementary School PTA

Born: Dec. 10, 1962

Married to: Peter Perini Sr.

Children: Meredith, 11; Peter Jr., 10; and Noah, 8

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Education: North Hagerstown High School, class of 1980. Earned a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and a master of business administration from Hood College in Frederick, Md. Licensed to sell investments, securities and insurance.

Mentor: "My parents, Herb and Marion Hardin. Because they taught me about what's important in life and set examples that have guided me both in personal and business situations."

Favorite part of your job: "Helping others reach their full potential."

Least favorite part of your job: "Administrative challenges that sometimes discourage people from following through."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Keeping in mind that every person is unique and there's not one answer to any situation that's perfect or right."

Fantasy job: "Teach at James Madison University"

Favorite music: James Taylor

Favorite car: Mercedes convertible

Type of car you drive now: Chrysler Town & Country

Last book read: "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive" by Patrick M. Lencioni

Last movie seen: "Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven"

Favorite TV show: "The West Wing"

Hobbies: Running and reading

What was your first job? At age 17, washing dishes for The Daylily restaurant in downtown Hagerstown.

Favorite quote: "Today, this hour, this minute is the day - Is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good with all its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them." - Robert Updegraff

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Sam Walton - Because I would like to understand how he took his simple ideas about business and continued building on them while making sure that during his lifetime he took care of, he cared for the people that worked for him as well as the business."

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