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Cynthia Mares

Cynthia Dianne Mares

District Court Judge - 18th Judicial District


Cynthia D. Mares. A Proven Leader and Advocate for Latinos and the Law, and Cybersecurity Empowerment for Corporate Boards.

Judge Mares is dedicated to utilizing her knowledge and experience to make a difference, not only as a district court judge, but as an advisory board member For Axon Global and HDHint. She is relentless in her quest for knowledge in the legal field as a judge and as a privacy, security, IoT and cybersecurity specialist.

She recently completed a program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, specifically created for senior executives in state and local government.

Mares was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper as the Arapahoe County Public Trustee in Littleton, Colorado, and was responsible for an annual budget of $1.3 million. Approximately $70,000,000 flows through that office annually.

She is a past president of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA)(2012) and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)(2015).

The CHBA and HNBA advocate on diversity and inclusion on behalf of Latino lawyers and students interested in the legal profession as well as issues that affect the Latino community.

She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a governance fellow, and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the National Cybersecurity Center located In Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Most recently, Judge Mares and a group of mostly engineers, published a book entitled Women Securing the Future with TIPPS for IoT. The electronic version is available in June 2019 and the hardcover in July 2019.