Gina Andersen is the Site Engagement Lead for Cisco’s 7,500 employees in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) region of North Carolina. She executes the internal and external employee engagement strategies that have maintained a tight-knit culture and sense of community as the company has transitioned into a hybrid working environment. She leads the signature events, communications, community partnerships, and inclusive leadership facilitation that have resulted in a differentiated campus culture. Prior to this role, Gina served as Cisco’s Community Relations Manager, and as a Community Programs Officer with Triangle Community Foundation.

Gina grew up on a farm in Central Nebraska, graduated from Ball State University, and moved to North Carolina for grad school at UNC-Chapel Hill. With an education in urban planning, real estate, and community development, her areas of interest and expertise are affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and caring and planning for the aging population. In her free time, she enjoys catching up with friends and family, taking classes at the YMCA, and spending time with her four-legged children, Ella, Charlie, Lucy, and Leo.