Cynthia Timmons has been involved in debate for more than 40 years and currently serves as Executive Director of the Dallas Area Debate Alliance. During her 30-year career in public schools, Timmons coached numerous national and state champions and earning several coaching awards along the way. Timmons has served as the Speech & Debate community in both national and state leadership positions where she has led professional development training courses. Timmons is the Team Manager and coach for the USA Debate Team. Timmons is a member of the National Speech & Debate Association Hall of Fame as well as the Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame. She is actively engaged in promoting the cause of women in debate and teacher professional development. Internationally, Timmons has served an elected board member of WSDC, Ltd. and a two-term member of the WSDC Tournament Executive Committee.