Tucker Named 2023 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business

A third-generation Bulldog and two-time MSU graduate, Cynthia Anne "Cyndi" Tucker earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1977 and MBA in 1978. She retired as director of business development and emerging technologies of ConocoPhillips, where she spent her 35-year career in progressive technology information and development-related roles.

Tucker began her career with Conoco in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where she worked in the information technology department. She later moved into operations where she focused on a wide variety of downstream activities, including refining optimization, trucking management and crude sales. In 1998, she relocated with her family to Russia, where she oversaw and managed crude sales, transportation and health and environmental safety. The Tuckers returned to the U.S. in 2000, and she continued in progressive roles focused in areas from marketing and freight to sales and contract negotiations.

Today, the Aberdeen native serves on the MSU College of Business’s executive advisory board and is a longtime member of the Bulldog Club. Tucker also is a loyal supporter of student scholarships, which she has helped fund at her alma mater for over 20 years.

Along with the national alumnus recognition, Albert C. Clark (also a College of Business graduate), each of MSU’s eight academic colleges annually honors one graduate for outstanding professional, community and personal success.