Cecile Follansbee graduated with a BA in Psychology from Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble Company: eleven years as a Manufacturing Operations Manager and fourteen years as an Organization Effectiveness Consultant/Human Resource manager working with a variety of Procter’s global, business leadership teams. During that time she developed a broad experience managing a variety of businesses, budgets, product and manufacturing plant start-ups, developing and executing strategic business plans.

A past chair of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra from 2016–2018, Cecile was co-founder and board member of the Tucson Desert Song Festival from 2010–2015. From 2006 through 2011, Cecile was on the Board of the Arizona Opera League of Tucson, where she was President from 2006 to 2009. Cecile has been involved with the Music Advisory Board, School of Music, University of Arizona since 2009.

Cecile is married to Robert Fritz, has three stepsons, a stepdaughter, two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, travel, cooking and good wine.