CYNTHIA CARRION NORTON
A staunch advocate and a key mover in the Philippine sports community. She was the Philippine Chef de Mission to the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; President of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines; Board Member of the Philippine Olympic Committee and concurrently the Chairman of its Women in Sports Commission; Vice President (SEA zone) Asian Gymnastics Union; Executive Committee member of the Women in Gymnastics Commission under the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), and a Council Member to SEA Games Federation, among others.
A topnotch government official who have served several government agencies since 2001 to present: Chairman & CEO of the Corregidor Foundation, Inc.; Former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board, and a former Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism for Sports and Wellness Tourism from 2003 to 2010. She also served as the Executive Director of the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving for several years; Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Philippine Sports Commission from 2001 to 2003. She is also managing her own company, Advantage Sports & Leisure – ASL, Co. since 2004 to present.
A health enthusiast herself, she spent her life promoting sports, fitness, health and wellness not only in the Philippines but throughout the world. She also advocates and promotes the welfare of marginalized sector especially those of women and children through her active involvement and dedication as Vice President of the Good Works Mission Foundation.
2016: “100 Most Influential Filipina Women” in the World Award given by the Global Filipina Women’s Network
2009: “Personal Fitness Trainer of the Year” conferred by the IDEA, USA
2008: “Ambassador of the Sea” by the Ocean Environment for her dedication and leadership in promoting the conservation and protection of marine resources in the Philippines.
2003: “Best in Women in Sports” for the whole of Asia continent awarded by the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.