Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI CIC is a couture designer and image consultant in the greater
Washington, DC area who combines these two skills to create a unique synthesis of
fashion, image transformation, and education for her broad base of clients from government
to industry, and academia.
In media, Peterson is an author, radio and television spokesperson on custom sewing,
civility, posture and scoliosis, recently speaking on Hawaii Public Radio on The
golden rule in thought, word - and dress. Peterson has celebrated three years as
the Washington DC Fashion and Style Editor for The Examiner, and received the 2014-2015
VIP Award for Philanthropy in the Fashion and Image Industries from The Worldwide
Who's Who and The Cambridge Who's Who. In January 2015 received the VIP Award in
the prestigious roster of global TOP FEMALE EXECUTIVES from The Worldwide Who's Who
and The Cambridge Who's Who.
Peterson served as a member of the AICI International Executive Board of Directors
as well as the AICI International Philanthropy Chair from 2012 to 2014 and AICI Washington
DC Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012. Peterson was awarded the Member of the Year
for AICI Washington DC in 2012 and 2011 and was honored with the 2010 Civility Star
in Vancouver, British Columbia for her work on the Civility Counts Project as the
Civility Ambassador for Alexandria, Virginia.
Peterson was the author/presenter at the official international proclamation launch
of International Image Consultant Day (IICD) at the 2013 AICI Global conference and
served as the 2014 International Chair for IICD for November 23, 2014, the annual
global celebration of the science and acumen of everyone serving in the image industry.
Following the program first developed in Mexico City in 2012.
As a certified member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI),
Peterson provided significant leadership to AICI's philanthropic projects. She was
awarded the Chapter Member of the Year for AICI Washington DC in 2012 and 2011 and
was honored with the 2010 Civility Star in Vancouver, British Columbia for her work
on the Civility Counts Project as the Civility Ambassador for Alexandria, Virginia.
Peterson currently also serves on the Board of Directors for Image Impact International
(III), a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic entity engaged in a number of projects,
including a book for the Disabilities Image and S.T.Y.L.E. Course at the Fashion
Institute of Technology, College 2 Career 2 Community Impact; a program preparing
college graduates for the professional workplace with leadership, communication and
presentation skills while engaging them in community projects, and leads the III
Peterson is the co-author of My Style, My Way and The Power of Civility. In 2011,
Peterson was featured in the Dutch style magazine Kleur & Stijl as one of "The Big
7" image consultants in the Washington, DC area. Her works have been featured in
national publications such as Country Living, McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Vogue
Bridal, Simplicity Bridal Sewing and Crafts, World News, Lioness Magazine, Star Tribune,
Leader Telegram, Palm Beach Journal, AICI Global and promoted by The Wall Street
Journal. She has also been nationally recognized for her custom works for competition
skaters as well as the disabled. For her subject matter expertise, Peterson was requested
by the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia to be the tailor-on-call to President
Clinton during the Asian Pacific Economic Conference in 1994. Earlier in her career,
she planned, organized, and directed the inaugural Chicago Sewing Exposition, receiving
an Outstanding Sales Award as a Regional Sales director for Viking Husqvarna.
Peterson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout
in Apparel, Textiles and Design and Business. She is not only certified in Image
Consulting from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), but is also Universal
Style Certified by Alyce Parsons, recognized as the gold standard for the image industry.
She is a member of Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society in Old Towne Alexandria, where
the 18th century is preserved, and a member of the American Sewing Guild (ASG).
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