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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.
Stephen C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Stock Yards Bank & Trust
Mr. Brown brings over 28 years of banking experience to his clients.
His professional career, which includes Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and Private Banking, has spanned North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio. Mr. Brown has held the Series 7 and 24 Securities Licenses and the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from the College for Financial Planning. He has attended numerous seminars on trust and private banking through the Cannon Financial Institute and is a graduate of the RMA Commercial Lending School. Mr. Brown earned his AB from Duke University.
Leveraging his more than 30 years of experience in banking with Fifth Third, Mr. Elsbrock and his regional leadership team provide strategic direction for growing Fifth Third’s Commercial, Investment Advisors (IA), Retail and Mortgage lines of business in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky.
Mr. Elsbrock received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.
Tim and his wife, Sheila are actively engaged in philanthropic and charitable activities throughout Cincinnati. He currently serves on the executive committee of ArtWorks, and will chair the 2017 ArtsWave Annual Campaign, is Chair and past treasurer of Hospice of Cincinnati and co-chaired the 2014 Catholic Inner-City Schools Education (CISE) fund campaign. He is a board member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Council, Marvin Lewis Community Fund, and Evans Scholars Foundation, and actively involved in the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Tocqueville Society, Leadership Cincinnati and Cintrifuse.
Kay Geiger is President of PNC Bank, Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky with overall client, community and employee responsibilities including Corporate & Institutional Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Banking, Institutional Investments and Wealth Management for the region that includes over 90 branches and 1,500 employees. PNC is firmly committed to Cincinnati USA through executive leadership, strategic investments and employee volunteerism helping to build strong communities and create financial opportunities for businesses and individuals.
Active in the community, Geiger serves on the executive committee for both the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and 3CDC. Kay also serves on the boards of REDI Cincinnati, CincyTech, Cintrifuse, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Business Committee, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Zoological Society of Cincinnati and Ursuline Academy. Additionally, she is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Cincinnati Business Advisory Committee and the Ohio Business Roundtable.
In honor of Kay’s community support and professional accomplishments, she has been recognized as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, Cincinnati USA Chamber: WE Lead Corporate Woman of the Year, American Jewish Committee Civic Achievement Award Honoree and a Girls Scouts of Western Ohio Woman of Distinction.
Kay is a graduate of Miami University and earned her master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.
John Marrocco, Cincinnati President and Regional Commercial Banking Executive, KeyBank National Association
With an emphasis on the Commercial Banking and Private Banking segments, John is involved in the community and serves as the external executive face of Key. In addition, he is the internal senior leader inspiring employee engagement, cross business talent development, and partners closely with Key’s Corporate Responsibility Group to develop and implement a Community lending and investment strategy that will enable Key to meet its corporate and social responsibilities.
With almost 25 years of banking experience, Marrocco joined KeyBank in March 2015 from Fifth Third Bank, where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Regional Commercial Line of Business Manager responsible for commercial banking, leasing, government, institutional and public funds segments. In this role, he led a team of professional managers, relationship managers, specialized lending professionals, treasury management professionals, capital markets professionals and service/support staff.
John and his wife, Sara, have three children – Olivia, Johnny and Christopher. He is active in the community through current and past affiliations serving as an Advisor, or Board Member, of the following organizations: United Way, Taft Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Club, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Children’s Hospital, Goering Center, Hamilton County Development Corporation, Cincinnati Youth Football League and the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Institute.
Michael joined U.S. Bank in February 2011 and is responsible for all of the bank’s activities and commercial lending efforts in the region.
Previously he served as executive director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, where he was responsible for all aspects of Ohio’s 529 plan, and before that, he was a member of Huntington Bank's executive team.
Mike graduated with high distinction from Ohio Northern University, where he received an accounting degree. He also earned an MBA, with a focus on finance and marketing, from The Ohio State University.
He is currently a member of the board for 3CDC, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the Cincinnati Business Committee, United Way, ArtsWave, the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, University of Cincinnati Foundation and the Medical Center Fund of Cincinnati. He is also a member of the board of managers for the Cincinnati New Markets Fund.
Mike and his wife Lauri currently reside in Mason with their two college age children, Morgan and Ryan.