Cynthia Booth, President, COBCO Enterprises
Cynthia Booth is a native of Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Denison University and received her Master Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program on Executive Strategy.
Ms. Booth was formerly a Banker with Firstar Bank (currently US Bank). During her tenure with Firstar Bank, she was Vice President, Retail Banking, Vice President, Human Resources, Vice President, Private Banking, Vice President, Residential Real Estate, Senior Vice President, Community Development, and President, of the Firstar Foundation. She was one of the highest-ranking females at the executive level.
In August 2000, Ms. Booth became President/CEO and Owner of COBCO Enterprises/McDonalds, a privately held company that owns six McDonald’s Franchises. Four of the six restaurants she constructed from the ground up, and she acquired the remaining two through acquisitions.
Ms. Booth is the recipient of many community and civic awards, some of which include: the YWCA Career Women of Achievement, University of Cincinnati, School of Business Distinguished Service Award, Cystic Fibrosis, 2005 State of Ohio Minority Retailer of the Year, and she was the recipient of the 2007 Enquirer Woman of the Year Award. In February, 2008 she was honored by President George W. Bush at the White House as an outstanding business person. In 2010, she received the University of Cincinnati Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and in 2010, she received the Ronald Award, the highest award that a McDonald’s business owner/franchisee can receive. Ms. Booth was a 2013 finalist for the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award, she was also the recipient of the 2014 CEG Business Excellence Award.
Ms. Booth has also been featured in Fortune Magazine and has appeared on “CNN” Money Talks. In 2015, she was a participant in the Goering Center for Family & Private Business Next Generation Institute.
She is a member of the Denison University Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, and is the Treasurer of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce.