Client Testimonials

“From the start to the finish of Delta’s restructuring – which included building constructive relations with our pilot union and successfully fending off a hostile takeover attempt – Cynthia was my quarterback on all things communications. I fought hard to get her. It was worth it. Smart. Tough. At times unconventional. It’s who I’d want by my side when the going gets tough and the challenges are complex.”

Jerry Grinstein
Former Chairman & CEO
Delta Air Lines

Delta Airlines (Small)


J. Thomas Bowler, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organization
United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation (small)

“In what has been one of UTC’s most enduring consultant relationships, the most senior levels of our Company have relied on Cynthia’s expertise and counsel for more than a decade. She is the rare combination of someone who not only offers sound advice, but also rolls up her sleeves and does the work. In my view, she is one of the most experienced and effective labor communications and issues management specialists practicing today.”
“HudsonLake is simply superb. As a demanding client, HudsonLake was always there when I needed them—no matter what hour or time zone I was in, and their work is always outstanding. In short, Cynthia and her colleagues are all-around hitters:  whether it’s managing a crisis, bringing other top-notch services to the table, serving as ‘campaign managers’ for highly complex situations, or providing rock solid advice and counsel, this firm delivers.  When I was searching for seasoned, experienced professionals with expertise in crisis and employee communications, HudsonLake was highly recommended by a law firm I trust, and their assistance has been invaluable to our company.”

Dave Pflieger
Former President & CEO
Silver Airways

Silver Airways


David Warren
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

NAICU (small)

“Cynthia Hudson is one of the most astute strategic advisors in our nation. She has an uncanny ability to hear a complex problem, and turn it around with a common sense solution. Her style makes you feel as if you always knew the perfect answer; indeed, her magic is in making you believe her good advice was actually your own.”