Board of Directors

Cindy Siegel, Second Vice-Chair

Cindy Siegel joined the METRO Board of Directors in March 2012 after being appointed by the mayors of the 14 Multi-Cities in the METRO service area.

Ms. Siegel is a Certified Public Accountant with almost 30 years of experience. She owns a public accounting firm, Cynthia Siegel, CPA, that provides accounting and tax services for small businesses and individuals. Prior to starting her accounting firm in 1991, Ms. Siegel worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank (formerly Texas Commerce Bank) in the trust department as Vice President of Tax Reporting for the Corporate Taxable Bond Division.

She started her accounting career at Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1983 followed by tenure at a local Houston firm and Ernst and Young LLP. Ms. Siegel is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Houston Chapter of CPAs.

Ms. Siegel served as Mayor of Bellaire for eight years from 2004 until January 2012.  Prior to serving as Mayor, she served on Bellaire City Council as a councilman from 1998 until her election as mayor. She also has served on the Bellaire Planning and Zoning Commission and was Chairman of the Bellaire Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Bellaire’s representative to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly.  

Ms. Siegel has been an active volunteer for various organizations serving children and the elderly in the community. Currently, Ms. Siegel serves as a board member of the Julia C. Hester House, the Senior Resource Directory Board, the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, Patrons for Bellaire Parks and the Nature Discovery Center’s Advisory Board. She is a past member of the Aged and Disability Advisory Board to the Texas Department of Human Services and a prior board member and officer for the Houston Alzheimer’s Association and the Texas Coalition of Alzheimer’s Associations and a past board member of the Nature Discovery Center. Ms. Siegel has also served on the Board of Trustees for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. She is also a graduate of the American Leadership Forum Class XXVIII. In 2009, Ms. Siegel was selected as one of the Houston 50 Most Influential Women by the Houston Woman Magazine.

Ms. Siegel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Kansas State University and a Masters in Business Administration specializing in accounting and finance from the University of Houston.