Cynthia L. Muller


Cynthia L. Muller is the director of mission driven investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a former member of CIRI’s Shareholder Participation Committees and a former Southcentral Foundation employee.

Muller was  born and raised in Alaska, and obtained a BS in psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Washington with support from The CIRI Foundation and the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Her career has been devoted to ensuring that the capital markets are fully accessible to Native, Indigenous and Black people and the communities in which they live. In her current role at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Muller oversees a $160 million investment portfolio that seeks to reduce racial wealth inequality. She also serves on the boards of Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Mission Investor Exchange, The Next Chapter and the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

Muller brings to the CIRI Board of Directors nearly 20 years of transactional and portfolio management, along with her keen focus on driving capital and resources to her people and their community. She was elected to the Board in 2021.