The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Ms. Cynthia Hardin Milligan

President & CEO, Wood Stieper Capital Group

Cynthia Hardin Milligan is Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and President and CEO of Wood Stieper Capital Group.  She has served on the boards of directors of the Kellogg Company, Wells Fargo and Company, Gallup, Calvert Funds, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Ms. Milligan received her BA degree in French from the University of Kansas and her JD degree from the George Washington University, both with honors. She first practiced law with a large Washington, D.C., law firm before becoming a senior partner in a law firm in Lincoln, Nebraska , in 1981. Milligan was named the eighth dean of the College of Business Administration of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1998. She served until she retired in 2010.

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