Cindy Hassil

Corporate and Community Relations Director

As director of corporate and community relations, Cindy oversees WUOT’s Development Department, which includes underwriting sales, membership, the volunteer program, special events, marketing and promotions. She joined WUOT in July 2004. In grad school, she was the assistant development director, then development director, at UT’s other noncommercial station, WUTK 90.3 FM. Cindy has a master's degree in communications from UT and a bachelor of fine arts degree in history of art from the Ohio State University. Prior to joining WUOT, she worked in public relations and communications at Moxley Carmichael and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Cindy serves on the board of directors for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and is a volunteer ombudsman representative for the East Tennessee Human Resources Agency’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. She has served on the boards of the Public Radio Association of Development Officers, the Knoxville Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America-Volunteer Chapter, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge, and has volunteered with YWCA-Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo. Cindy’s favorite programs on WUOT are Improvisations; All Things Considered and This American Life, and she says that meeting and gushing over Ira Glass (In person! Right next to me!), while not her prettiest moment, is one of the highlights of her public radio career.