About CSC Associates

About CSC Associates - Owner Cindy Sears-Chitwood

CSC Associates was established in 2003 as a multi-line sales organization, servicing Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. North Carolina and South Carolina was later added in 2012. Owner Cindy Sears-Chitwood has worked in the hospitality industry since 1991.  Cindy has worked in purchasing, contracts, accounting, job cost, design and sales. Utilizing her expertise, management skills, and her knowledge of this industry has proven to be beneficial toward building strong relationships with customers.

  • Cindy began her hospitality career as Accounting Manager and Design assistant for Tarsadia Hotels, a hotel owner and management company. While at Tarsadia , she worked with an in-house designer and learned all about contract specifications and the unique performance requirements of hospitality products. Cindy’s role in selecting fabrics and products for Tarsadia’s renovations prepared her for today’s role of working with designers and selecting the right products for their projects. As Accounting Manager, she maintained all job costs, contracts, and handled purchasing activities.
  • As former Director of Purchasing for Sunstone Hotels, a leading US hotel owner and operator, Cindy understands purchaser’s objectives and concerns with Sales Representatives because she has “been there.” Her prior experience gives her considerable insight into the design world as she worked hand in hand with several leading design firms on many projects. Cindy’s experience at establishing product standards and specifications allows her to provide excellent value to all of her clients.
  • Cindy’s experience as a Commodity Manager for Avendra has earned her a reputation for high performance and professionalism in the hospitality industry, and she is well respected as an individual that can get the job done. In this position, Cindy was able to expand her knowledge of various commodities and standards. She knows and understands the value of providing the right products at the right price.

Cindy maintains a high level of energy, strong commitment to customer service and work ethics, and takes great pride in meeting both personal and professional goals and objectives. She brings a unique blend of tenacity, flexibility, motivation, and understanding to the table. It is Cindy’s number one priority to bring great value to your organization.

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