Cindy Brinker Simmons

Cindy Brinker Simmons is an author, businesswoman, and philanthropist who cares deeply about helping people in the middle of life’s challenges. She is a living, breathing champion of joy.  


As a partner in two distinguished public relations agencies over three decades, Cindy now pours herself into ministry work and board service. Her passion is also anchored in two organizations near her home in Dallas, Texas: Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, which she founded in 1980, and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation, which she oversees as president. Net proceeds from Restored will be donated to these two worthy nonprofits. Cindy has received numerous leadership and faith-based awards. 


Cindy’s victory in overcoming the sorrow of multiple personal losses provides comfort and hope to those struggling through life’s most difficult trials. For years, she has walked alongside hurting people to encourage and help them confidently press forward, choose joy, and trust God, no matter the circumstances. Cindy lost her beloved husband, Bob, to cancer in 2005. She has an adult son, William.