American Ethanol Summer 2017 - Page 14

Common Threads Observations of a world well traveled C indy McCracken can still clearly picture elements from one of the defining moments of her life and career—a whiteboard and an impassioned example of crisis management. Together, they helped launch her on a professional journey that has taken her around the world and created an enthusiastic ambassador for ethanol. “I was always good at math and science in high school,” McCracken recalled. “My father was an engineer at a steel mill, and they had a Take Your Daughter to Work Day program. While I was visiting, a bit of a crisis arose. I was able to watch him at the whiteboard working through the best way to handle a quality 14 AMERICAN ETHANOL THE MAGAZINE