Meet the Advisory Board

Cindy Villanueva-Allen, Sr Manager IT Creative Services (Cisco)


Villanueva-Allen is the co-owner of Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts, a mixed martial arts studio in Steiner Ranch. A fourth-degree black belt master instructor, Villanueva-Allen and her husband opened the award-winning studio in 2007, providing martial arts instruction, fitness classes and camps, and self-defense programs to students from three years old through adult. In addition, Villanueva-Allen is senior manager of IT Creative Solutions, a full service, in house creative agency within Cisco Systems. In this role, she leads a global team providing web development and production, creative design, video production, and small IT tool development to hundreds of clients throughout Cisco.

Prior to joining Cisco in 2005, Villanueva-Allen held director of corporate marketing positions at a variety of Silicon Valley firms, such as SonicWALL and Com21. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Ethics from San José Christian College (now William Jessup University) in California. She is married with four children and two grandchildren.

Joe Morin, Economic Development Team Lead (Governor's Office)

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