Cindy Hensley McCain
Cindy Hensley McCain is an Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. She holds an undergraduate degree in Education and an MA in Special Education from USC. She once taught at Agua Fria High School in Avondale. She is Chair of the family-owned business, Hensley & Co.
Cindy has dedicated her life to helping those who cannot help themselves, be they here in the USA or in far regions of the world. She is an advocate in the fight against human trafficking and is a champion for human rights.
As Chair of the Board of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, she oversees the organization’s focus on advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity for all.
Cindy McCain also co-chairs the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council, its mission to end the trafficking of humans in Arizona, throughout the United States and around the world. Through her work with the McCain Institute, partnerships have been formed with anti-trafficking organizations trying to solve various aspects of this global problem.
A world leader in the fight against human trafficking, Cindy is in high demand as a speaker. Thus, she travels to many of the most desolate, difficult countries and communities to shed light on the devastation such trafficking brings. She also brings political savvy to victims in need of a strong voice on their behalf. Thousands of lives, especially those of women and children, have been impacted in positive ways by her work.
Cindy also serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking. She worked with others to help craft legislation, passed by the Arizona Legislature, against human traffickers. This bill has become an example for a number of State legislatures in the West and throughout the country to create their own legislation, looking to our State’s as models for theirs.
Cindy serves on the Board of Directors of such non-profit organizations as Project CARE (which fights global poverty), HALO (a land-mine removal group), and on the Advisory Boards of Too Small to Fail and Warriors and Quiet Waters.